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Cleanzine: your weekly industry and hygiene industry news 28th August 2014 Issue no. 638

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...u'll get from Ed is on an entirely different level not generally available from others who offer advice. They may have had success in owning a janitorial business once or twice or held important positions with large companies. Their experience may bring some helpful insights. However, Ed's journey through our industry has been so long, broad, deep,...

I've still not quite got my head around this system but it's come from some really clever ideas, based on the fact that cleaning companies suffer from high staff turnover, which means that the operatives don't always know exactly what they're supposed to

...e days, you can't just sell detergent, the company's Ardizzoni Christian told us. "This is our service." Another shortlisted product that made us realise that you can't judge a book by its cover, is IPC Cleaning's Hydro Tube and although it seems simple enough, the thinking and work that's gone into designing it is phenomenal. Chance would have ...

Bunzl completes further acquisitions in Spain, the UK and Australia

...three facilities in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, King Espana is a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and cleaning and hygiene supplies to the catering and cleaning sectors throughout Spain. Revenue in the year ended 31st December 2010 was €29 million and the gross assets acquired are estimated to be €13 million. The comp...

Jangro expands membership at Border

...plier of Oswestry Shropshire has joined Jangro in a move to widen its product range, maintain low prices and expand its customer service offer. Founded in 1985 by current Managing Director Colin Filer and his wife Lesley, Border has extensive business in the local authority, contract cleaning, food manufacturing and retailing sectors. Colin, ...

AFIDAMP releases cleaning industry update - and it's good news!

...ng machines, both 2%. Production of industrial cleaning machinery caters mainly to cleaning and services companies, which work in Ho.Re.Ca., government agencies, schools, healthcare, and general services. This is followed by the industry in other sectors, including construction, transportation, food industry, and mechanical sector, while there has ...

The tube is lightweight and highly portable and provides water on demand, on site. There were many things we liked about it, but one of the things that really impressed us was the way it dealt with the different water pressures one has to cope with, so th

...at we'll be covering it in more depth in a future issue of Cleanzine, where we can really do it justice. We felt a little sorry for those working on the MP stand as their fragrant products were rather drowned out by a harsher smelling product nearby, but we took a sample away and can honestly say that their offering smells great. MP is up for an ...

Vectair Omniscent chosen for its impressive innovations at the upcoming AHCP National Conference!

...on for healthcare cleaning in the UK. AHCP members are directly involved in delivering cleaning services in over 90% of UK hospitals and in primary care and GP clinics and surgeries, nursing and care homes, and the mental health field. T: +44 (0) 1256 319 500 E: mwonnacott@vectair.co.uk W: www.vectair.co.uk ...

UNI Property Services breaking through in cleaning & security

UNI Property Services is focusing on an ambitious plan to organise cleaners and security guards around the world. At a recent meeting, leaders of UNI Property Services, the global union for cleaners, maintenance and private security workers, passed a strategic plan to organise workers and raise standards in cleaning and security - two industrie...

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...dly fuel is being sold to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles, at prices typically one-third below the cost of gasoline (petrol) and diesel. There are many benefits to the environment and with petrol prices hovering around £1.38/litre in the UK and food waste now being easily converted into fuel, the news th...

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... would allow others to mistake it for rubbish? No doubt the thought has occurred to the local police, that these may not actually have been proper cleaners at all, but fraudsters put in place with the express purpose of stealing the artwork. Either way, I hope there’s a happy ending to this one… Please get in touch either by ema...

Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for $4.3 Billion

... shares of Sealed Air common stock valued at $25.68 per share based on Sealed Air's closing stock price on May 31, 2011 for a total equity consideration of $2.9 billion. Diversey is a privately-owned company, controlled by members of the Johnson family and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). Upon closing of the transaction, Diversey shareholde...

Perception is not reality, but Enhance 'SCOR's in London

.... SCOR, the French re-insurance group, was the first tenant in five floors of new Lime Street offices in the City of London. Keeping the premises in pristine condition for 130 staff is not easy because every little mark or spill shows much more than in older buildings. The company approached six specialist office cleaning contractors. Karen B...

Premium provider White Star Laundry equips with Girbau

...Star Laundry with a clear vision of offering our hospitality and catering customers a five star service," says Janet Dixon, one of the founding directors. "To ensure we could guarantee the highest levels of service we wanted to use the very latest energy efficient equipment. After a thorough survey of the market, we decided Girbau's was the best...

Access to plastics recycling more widespread than previously believed

...hat so many consumers have access to plastics recycling in their communities," says Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council. "The next step is to increase awareness, so that more people take advantage of this opportunity to do something good for our environment and for the businesses that depend on this valuable...

Cleaners paid too little, say Britons

...in organisations. According to the 2,337 members of the public who took part in the research, office cleaners - who on average earn £14,000 - should get a 19% pay rise. Additionally, a clear majority of 82% of those polled said the Government should act to redress growing pay inequalities in both the public and private sectors. "These r...

Waste Management opens first public compressed natural gas fueling station in Camden

...unty and will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles, at prices typically one-third below the cost of gasoline and diesel. In addition to cost savings, the US Department of Energy estimates that the use of CNG reduces particulate matter emissions by 86%, carbon monoxide emissions by 80%, nitrogen oxide emiss...

Inadequate cleaning causes unnecessary deaths in hospitals and care facilities

... highly dangerous! Potentially, that one inconsiderate act could cause contamination of hospital devices, patients and the general public. Have you ever tried opening a heavy door without touching the handle? I did and I sought a hand sanitiser as quickly as I could. Examine the above incident. Firstly, that outrageous hospital porter was jus...

Tennant Company and its Orbio Technologies Group acquires Water Star

... capability to inactivate the H1N1 virus and kill more than 99.9% of harmful bacteria and has been licensed to Activeion Cleaning Solutions, for use on its hand-held spray devices marketed under the names ionatorEXP and ionatorHOM. T : 1-800-964-9644 W: www.tennantco.com ...

Soluclean gets a thumbs up from James Paget University Hospital

..., At James Paget University Hospital we believe in smart, efficient and innovative products and service to provide excellent care to all patients and staff When I was introduced to the Soluclean range I was very impressed with the simplicity for the user and the level of care that had gone into testing against all pathogens. I have been trialing...

HSS Outsource: time/money-saving solution for cleaning and FM contractors

HSS, the national supplier of tool and equipment hire and related services, is launching HSS Outsource, an innovative new service that offers a long-term equipment hire solution and promises to help facilities managers save time and money when it comes to equipment management. The proposition launches first in the troubled cleaning equipment secto...

Businesses overlooking financial cost of workplace injury and illness

...ety & health programmes. Now, the chartered body wants the Government to showcase its good practice to demonstrate how managing health & safety can dramatically cut costs. It also wants Ministers to make sure that their austerity measures, and blitz on red tape, do not damage people's health or lead to accidents. And the Institution i...

Mega I: RCM's new walk-behind scrubber-drier

...machine is part of the company's plan - announced in 2009 - to establish a Global RCM machines, services and innovation offer. High efficiency, robustness and reliability are the cornerstones of the technical features of all RCM machines and these are the main qualities of MEGA I. This machine is similar in many ways to its older sister MEGA II:...

IEHA Seattle Educational Forum sells out

...IEHA (International Executive Housekeepers Association) in cooperation with Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc. has announced that the IEHA Educational Forum being held in Seattle WA today Thursday June 16 starting at 8:00 AM PST (16.00 hours British Summer Time / 15.00 hours Greenwich Mean Time) has sold out and will be video streamed live free of ...

EU to start taxing road freight to contain pollution

...itions: EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said that: "The new EU rules will send the right price signals to operators so they will invest more in efficient logistics, less polluting vehicles and more sustainable transport at large. "They also give member states new tools to fight congestion with possibilities to vary charges at different ...

MITIE wins integrated FM contract in Norway

...nce Centre in Alesund, Norway. The Group will provide integrated facilities management, with services to include cleaning, security, catering, guarding and systems, technical services, reception, helpdesk, grounds maintenance and energy management. In addition MITIE will also lease space within the building to operate a commercial catering se...

IPC Media chooses Principle Cleaning

Principle Cleaning Services is continuing to add prestigious contracts to its growing portfolio of media companies and has recently won a three year contract for daily office cleaning for IPC Media's landmark building, Blue Fin Building. IPC Media produces over 60 iconic media brands, most of which are based at Blue Fin Building. Eight tenant c...

What exactly engages employees?

... meaningfulness are important * Engagement with line manager and colleagues - high: ability to voice concerns and working with good colleagues are critical factors * Engagement with the organisation - moderate: being well treated and company reputation were positives, but for some the motivation was financial * Lowest engagement - with ind...

Tackling 'cowboy' suppliers: a day in the life of CHSA's auditor

... a number of trade associations' accreditation schemes, Gordon worked for the Trading Standards Service enforcing and advising on Weights & Measures and related legislation, factory control and quality assurance procedures. T: 01628 478273 F: 01628 478286 E: secretary@chsa.co.uk W: www.chsa.co.uk ...

Rubbermaid's new Hygen clean water system turns dirty water into clean

...ter, cleaner mops and cleaner floors. "Our new Hygen Clean Water System is perfect for use in offices and institutional buildings, hotels, restaurants and catering outlets, retail premises, healthcare sites and many other locations with daily cleaning regimes," said Sophie Mathey-Debeaumont, Product Manager Cleaning, EMEA, Rubbermaid Commercial ...

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...ountries worldwide! I was lucky enough to have been a guest at the Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon at London's newly refurbished Savoy Hotel last week (see our report, below, together with feedback regarding the AGM). While this event and others like it are, effectively, fun social occasions, the opportunities th...

Acumen proves key in Newcastle-under-Lyme winning waste management award

...e 2011 Government Business Awards. The Government Business Awards recognise effective business practice in local and central government. The Waste Management Award is presented to the Local Authority that has presented an environmentally sound and cost effective waste management programme that reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and pro...

Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions celebrates opening of new Head Office

...ant UK Cleaning Solutions, part of Tennant Company, has announced the opening of its new UK Head Office Building in Northampton. Tennant UK has incorporated many energy efficient features into the new building to minimise the environmental impact and lower its ongoing utility costs. These include movement activated lighting sensors, floor to cei...

Special Offer! Need to find those high value cleaning and security contracts?

...and security contracts that are not publicly advertised, then you may want to grab this hefty 25% price discount on sales lead generation, being offered by one of the major players in the sector. The London-based, specialist telemarketing consultancy, Xpert Business Development, is offering the discount to the first five readers of Cleanzine to ...

Higiexpo 2011, Brazil, opens in just a few weeks

...igiexpo - the exhibition covering Hygiene, Cleaning and Environmental Preservation Products and Services and also Higicon - the International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market. The events are taking place from 3rd to 5th of August, in the Yellow Pavilion of the Expo Center North, in São Paulo, Brazil. "The theme of the show, re...

CSSA AGM & Annual Luncheon: informative and fun

Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association attended their AGM and annual lunch in London at the Savoy Hotel last Thursday, formally electing Doug Cooke of Principle Cleaning as Chairman of the UK cleaning industry's leading trade association. Peter Goodliffe of OCS Group was elected vice-Chairman and Michael Rutherford of Victoria ...

Living wages for London cleaners (or the Olympic city will be a filthy city)

Sandy Aird, Managing Director of London based Enhance Office Cleaning, has hit out at the many employers who do not pay the City's cleaning staff a fair day's wage. Enhance has always paid staff the London Living Wage of £7.85*, not the minimum wage of £5.93. The company says that 95% of clients agreed the rate having identifie...

Vernacare's 'Austerity Partnership' rewards loyal customers

...or of Procurement, said: "This new agreement provides us with continued value for money and fixed price savings from Vernacare. We have trialled pulp products from other suppliers, but there have been supply and quality issues, including the hidden cost of ward staff using two or three of these products stacked together just to safeguard against le...

Annual recruitment survey finds return of war for talent and huge skills gaps in UK

... 2010) but decreased in the voluntary (7%% in 2011,compared to 10.2% in 2010) and public sector services (3.4% in 2011, compared to 5.8% in 2010), reflecting the Government's austerity programme. Claire McCartney, resourcing and talent planning adviser, CIPD, says: "High levels of unemployment have boosted quantity, but employers are still strug...

RCM gears up to look after cleaning needs of Yamaha Motor Racing, Milan

...greement with Yamaha Motor Racing for 2011, RCM has announced that it is to supply machines and services for the care of Yamaha's Superbike Department. One of the new issues faced by the team was the cleaning of the resin floors in the workshop on which large Yamaha trucks inevitably leave tyre tracks. It's a common problem in many environments ...

BCC announces keynote environmental speaker at Conference 2011

...est University campuses in the UK. I am sure all our delegates will be keen to hear Dr Redfern's advice on implementing large-scale sustainability projects and examples that can be transferred to our industry; we are delighted to have him onboard." Dr. Redfern is Principal Lecturer in Environmental Biology and Module leader for Sustainable Resou...

LCC adds £1m a month

LCC Support Services, the UK national cleaning & support service contractor has been growing at the phenomenal rate of £1m for each of the last seven months. Increased business over the last seven months is £7.5m and growing. The new contracts are largely national programmes with fees from £1/2m to £2.9m and num...

Beaver Floorcare makes sure Wolverhampton Civic Hall doesn't slip up!

...p resistance. Beaver Floorcare was asked to assess the problem floors and offered a complete service to produce the most slip resistant floor surface. Tom Campton of Beaver Floorcare explains: "The previous floor surface was shown to have a high slip potential after testing. To create the best surface that would minimise the slip hazard, we test...

Ecolab adopts automated hand hygiene monitoring technology for healthcare customers

...ygiene products with a reliable way to monitor compliance in real time," says Paul Chaffin, senior vice president and general manager of Ecolab Healthcare North America. "We're excited that we can now meet their needs." Hand hygiene is recognised as one of the best ways to prevent the spread of healthcare acquired infections. Ecolab's products a...

WWF and Kimberly-Clark announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

...rly-Clark's leadership in pushing the pulp and paper industry toward more responsible sourcing practices," said Kerry Cesareo, WWF's Managing Director of Forests. "Our collaboration will improve forest management, reduce impacts from production and help protect the forests and habitats at the core of our mission. And Kimberly-Clark can offer res...

DSA saves £millions on facilities management

...andards Agency has signed a four year total facilities management contract with Interserve, the services, maintenance and building group, which will save it some £9m over the contract lifetime. The contract, worth around £12 million over its lifetime, has been signed as part of a collaborative procurement process by the DSA, for agen...

'Mission Green Clean'

...lean', this range of probiotic based cleaning products has been developed for all areas of daily office and industrial cleaning. "Less is more," explains Scott Johnston, Director of Eco-Works. "There is an unhealthy number of manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning products selling liquids that are simply not necessary. Our range of chemical fre...

Growth at The Facilities Show highlights industry optimism

...dustry event provides a launch pad for a huge variety of innovative and pioneering products and services showcased by a multitude of industry leading exhibitors. Organised by UBM Live, it saw visitors from numerous FM sectors with the opportunity to explore the very latest in facilities services and products, resulting in a year on year increase in...

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...ey don't know what situation you're in," said Friis, 22. "You might need more!" Indeed. My advice to Friis, Ann and anyone else who is likely to encounter a shortage of tissue supply - wherever they are in the world - is to always carry some of their own. For while the supply might not actually be rationed, there is never a guarantee that it ...

New technology kills bacteria that cause hospital infections

...aning, the regimen conducted after each patient vacates a room. Dr. Michael Schmidt, Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology & Immunology at MUSC, who presented the results at ICPIC, said: "Bacteria present on ICU room surfaces are probably responsible for up to 80% of patient infections, demonstrating how critical it is to keep hospitals c...

BICSc Education Conference helps set new environmental and training standards

...eaning industry, focusing particularly on accredited training and motivating workforces, green practices and sustainable working practices * Share industry best practice in the areas outlined above * Demonstrate the impact accredited training can have for cleaning operatives within the industry Speakers at the event included Stephen Ashkin, pres...

Cleaning firms urged to prepare for new agency worker regulations

... affect the qualifying 'clock', such as breaks for sickness, maternity leave, holidays and jury service. For that reason Auto Time has developed its flagship product Vanquish with new features that will assist companies with their compliance to AWR. With Vanquish employees simply clock in and out using biometric handscan terminals or web-enab...

Idrobase Group closes first half of the year 26% up

...corded improved the results for all companies in the Group, thanks to the many new products and services introduced into the market at the turn of 2010/2011, on which the group had worked the last two years," he reveals, citing the extensive global presence of 1,400 distributors in some 82 countries, as allowing the group bring these products to ma...

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...y the charity and by me. Very many thanks Doug Cooke, Chief Executive, Principle Cleaning Services T: 0208 341 4718 F: 0208 347 8250 E: douglas.cooke@principlecleaning.com W: www.principlecleaning.com ...

Ecolab recognised with IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

...nding innovation in products, ingredients, applications, equipment, instruments, technology and services. "Frying or baking food with zero trans fat oils has the unexpected consequence of coating processing equipment and environmental surfaces with a stubborn residue. Ecolab's Exelerate ZTF helps food manufacturers clean zero trans fat residue f...

Fimap receives from QCB Italy, 'Top Peformance 2010' quality award

...fety regulations for its employees and to work... respecting the environment, making responsible choices to ensure the lowest impact thanks to reduction in energy consumption and the use of natural resources, " says Massimiliano Ruffo, Fimap CEO. "These choices encouraged our company to pursue the internationally recognised QCB certifications to...

Wallgate develops new sanitaryware control package

...WC, cistern, flush valve, electronic controls and associated cables. This new package offers the choice of activation by Piezo touch button or no-touch infra-red sensor, can control up to four WC's and is ideal for all public markets. This new system comes in a range of sizes, all of which are WRAS approved to 4.5 litre and 6 litre and BREEAM po...

Brightwell rises to the challenge

...erials and energy have been subject to ongoing cost increases, which ultimately has led to higher prices. With the global economy remaining unstable, global dispensing solutions provider Brightwell has looked into alternative ways to keep its costs under control. One of the key areas reviewed in order to offer a more sustainable cost/quality rat...

Cleaning team celebrates after gaining nationally recognised awards

...rd awards. The operatives, who all work for commercial and industrial contract cleaning company Servicemaster, carry out cleaning duties at the Nom Dairy at Donnington in Telford and have each achieved Level 2 NVQ Awards. Servicemaster managing director David Edwards says: " Nom Dairy is a leading international yoghurt manufacturer supplying a n...

Toilet Innovation Awards open for entries

...recognise innovation in three key areas of 'away from home' toilet provision: new products, new services and efficiency improvements. The BTA wants to hear about innovation that really improves the use or provision of publicly accessible toilets. Anyone can nominate a provider or supplier or their own organisation or company by sending an email ...

World Workplace Conference & Expo showcases latest trends and innovations

... a glimpse into the future of the workplace, as they get the first look at the new products and services debuting in 2012. The conference's expo floor will feature more than 280 exhibitors - including companies such as AlliedBarton, IBM, KBR, Kimball Office, Lowe's, Staples, Steelcase, Toshiba and UGL - as well as governmental agencies including th...

ICMMA launches new code of practice

...g machine manufacturing and importing members) has announced the launch of its revised Code of Practice for the Training of Operators and the Safe Operation of Ride-on and Pedestrian Operated Cleaning Equipment. This key document sets out good practice for all businesses that wish to train their workforce in the use of powered cleaning equipment...

Just under four months until Clean India show opens

...ds of cleaning equipment, tools and chemicals will be on display. The rising demand for clean offices, rail coache and platforms, airports, roads, hospitals, hotels, malls & multiplexes, manufacturing units and in every other public place has created a counter demand for professional cleaning practices, industrial cleaning systems, state-of-...

Joint Venture secures council services and jobs

Facilities Management provider Norse Commercial Services has formed a 10-year partnership with Devon County Council that is being hailed as a "winning combination" for cleaning and catering at the county's schools and civic buildings. Under the arrangement, staff currently employed by Devon Cleaning & Catering Services (DCCS) will tran...

Great golf, hospitality and fellowship characterise ISSA Europe Golf Day

...on of Greyland won the 'Nearest The Pin' challenge. Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of European Services said: "I would like to thank everyone who took part; it was an incredibly enjoyable day with great company, and to top it off we were extremely lucky with the weather!" To secure your place for the 2012 event, contact Keith Baker of ISSA at: ...

IEHA releases the Master's Programme

...sons that have undergone a course of study showing mastery of a specific field of professional practice or study, IEHA's Master's Programme will be for IEHA's elite members committed to continuous improvement and propagating professionalism," explains IEHA CEO/Executive Director Beth Risinger. Through a reciprocal arrangement, IEHA will work wit...

BICSc training now available from Jangro

...health, hygiene and safety. It was organised by one of BICSc's 12 approved training organisations, NICE. Trainers attended this one-day event from guest manufacturer Rubbermaid Commercial Products and focused on bucketless mopping and profit from recycling. 3M demonstrated chemical free stripping and protection for hard floors and NICE, the e...

Silver use grows with infection control products

... to collect infectious organisms and silver-based coatings are also increasingly used in medical devices such as catheters and tubing to prevent surgical-site infections. The antimicrobial effects of silver have been known since ancient times, but only within the last five years has silver been used more extensively to control hospital-acquired ...

Ireland losing almost 1,000 jobs a week and services industry hardest hit

...figures show that 24,892 jobs were lost in Ireland in the first six months of this year and the services industry has been hardest hit with 10,929 redundancies to date. Patricia Callan, Director if the Small Firms Association, has issued a statement saying: "Despite an annual drop in the number of redundancies by 30% year on year, the fact th...

Hovis bakery uses its loaf and sees it kneads Vikan mopping systems

Over one million Hovis loaves are produced each week at the Leicester based Premier Foods plant. Divided into three bread lines of white, brown and other, some 200 employees operate the 24hour, 6 1/2 day week production line. Kentucky mops were used to clean the floors of this substantial site until new Site Hygiene Manager, Chris Bowen, was a...

GMB union signs National Framework Agreement with Sodexo

Global Facilities services provider Sodexo, has announced that it has become the first in the industry to sign a National Framework Agreement with three of the UK's leading trade unions - GMB, Unite and UNISON. Sodexo's 43,000 staff between them cover some 2,300 locations in the UK, providing services for clients in the education, healthcare, j...

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... attended one of a series of distributor open days organised by Karcher - not to the German head office but to Banbury in Oxfordshire, where the training and display centre, The Academy, opened a couple of years back, is based. There were several new products and prototypes on show and at one point during our guided tour I exclaimed: "Why hasn't...

MITIE to inspire British start-ups to success

...tive to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK. The FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company was named as a founding sponsor of StartUp Britain alongside other blue-chip businesses including Barclays, Microsoft and Intel. MITIE has pledged its support and commitment to back British start-ups as part of its response to the Govern...

Commercial Janitorial continues to grow by providing green cleaning services

Green cleaning is not new to the office cleaning industry and has actually been increasing, thanks to those janitorial companies that embrace this culture and incorporate it into their daily cleaning practices. One company, Commercial Janitorial, has taken it a step further. After being asked by more and more clients to devise a cleaning p...

Choosing the right high rise cleaning contractor: A guide

...the constant exposure to sun, rain, frost and above all, pollution. Luckily, high rise cleaning services are now offered by companies that are empowered with advanced equipment and skilled technicians to execute the job with precision. This makes it evident that cleaning high reaching buildings requires only a good contractor with expert equipme...

Treasury announces plans to find £1.5 billion savings across PFI contracts

...ecretary to the Treasury, Lord Sassoon. These savings can be fully recycled back into frontline services by the contracting authority. The Government is committed to ensuring taxpayers get value for money from PFI contracts and the announcement is part of an ongoing programme of reform to improve the cost effectiveness and transparency of PFI co...

Gates Foundation launches effort to reinvent the toilet

...linda Gates Foundation announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean, sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world. In a keynote address at the 2011 AfricaSan Conference in Kigali, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the foundation's Global Development Program, called on donors, governments, the private ...

Ecolab and Nalco in merger agreement

...ading water treatment and process improvement company, offering water management sustainability services focused on industrial, energy and the institutional market segments. The company helps customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimise environmental releases and improve productivity and end p...

John and I work across a number of industries and we're often invited along to open days and eagerly attend, expecting to find something new and exciting to discover and report back on. They can involve a long drive and thus lots of valuable time and expe

... attended one of a series of distributor open days organised by Karcher - not to the German head office but to Banbury in Oxfordshire, where the training and display centre, The Academy, opened a couple of years back, is based. There were several new products and prototypes on show and at one point during our guided tour I exclaimed: "Why hasn't...

New cleaner sucks up waste water as it goes and delivers it to where it's needed!

...chine has three non-marking wheels for improved maneouvrability and ceramic bearings for longer service life. Photo: Jeff Hilton explains the simple water vacuum technology in the floor surface tool that diverts waste water from the treated area T: 01295 752 082 E: info@karcher.co.uk W: www.karcher.co.uk ...

CK Group passes the ball with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

...ply and proper laundering, as well as public area cleaning of washrooms are additional CK Group services. The same equipment that CK Group operatives use, as well as tissues and wipes, janitorial supplies and cleaning chemicals, can also be supplied through CK Consumables for hospital in-house cleaning teams or other outside contractors to do th...

V-Air Zero - Neutralising odours in an environmentally friendly way!

...A (Europe, Middle East & Africa) enquiries for V-Air Zero, contact the Vectair European head office on: T: +44 (0) 1256 319500 E: info@vectair.co.uk W: www.vectair.co.uk For North American enquiries: T: (901) 373-7818 E: info@vectairsystems.com ...

Byotrol signs four year, multi-country, multi-product agreement with Rentokil Initial

...hnology will be adopted by the Initial Hygiene division of Rentokil, one of the largest hygiene service providers in the world with a range of clients including Government, health and education and commercial organisations. The contract is for the supply of hand hygiene and surface sanitisation products for use in Initial's service offering to w...

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...hoosing where they should go for surgery - and with changes to the way the UK's National Health Service works, which will allow patients to choose the hospital that treats them, this factor is something that should be borne in mind. The news in the UK is that hospital waiting lists are growing again. I can't help feeling that this is directly li...

A solution to cross-EU border credit problems?

...nover is lost to bad debts. This, it says, is down to the fact that when companies provide a service in an EU member state other than their own, they are more at risk of not being paid because they have less legal protection to recover the credit. As anticipated by EurActiv in February, in a bid to address the problem, EU Justice Commissioner...

Take up the offer of a free audit

...their purchase can call the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association for a free audit. This service, also available to distributors, is provided by Gordon Butt, the CHSA's auditor of the Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Schemes.[TRIMTO] The Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Scheme covers soft tissue products, plastic refuse sacks and ...

Fire at SCA's paper mill in North Wales

... they did not fully extinguish the fire," explained Glyn Jones from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. "Firefighters used main jets, hose reels and in excess of 50 sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the high level fires." According to The Daily Post, the factory has been damaged by a number of fires in recent years, which led to Nort...

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

...ing, the environment and sustainability, legislation, technology/new product development, multi-service provision, construction activity and output, PPP and PFI, as well as issues such as staffing, skills and qualifications. Suppliers' experience of the recession has been mixed, with some companies heavily reliant on just a few major contracts s...

Industry elite co-host celebration dinner for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

...mpanies which started in the 12th century. It aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. ...

More than one third of Americans personally affected by HCAIs, reveals survey

...sults were announced. "Now, I am committed to working with healthcare facilities to employ new practices and technologies that strengthen infection prevention capabilities to offer patients safer environments." According to the latest scientific research, contamination of the hospital environment, which includes hospital rooms and operating suit...

Kärcher announces September UK Roadshows

...e truck features demonstration and presentation areas, and expert staff will be on hand to offer advice. The truck will visit several high profile locations around the country, from Brighton & Hove Albion FC's brand new AMEX stadium on September 2nd to Scotland's national football stadium Hampden Park on September 28th. As well as product de...

'Grow as You Go' system offers 'Crossover Cleaning'

...needs * A super durable down-pressure wringer for the trolley-bucket According to Tom Morrison, Vice President of Marketing for Kaivac, the OmniFlex system's foundation is the 10-gallon trolley-bucket that allows users to precisely apply fresh cleaning solution to hard-surface floors, preventing chemical contamination. "From here, users can a...

Ecolab delivers strong second quarter with sales up 12%

... product costs which Ecolab believes peaked in North America in the second quarter. US Other Services sales increased 1% to $116 million in the second quarter. Operating income declined 15% to $16 million as higher service delivery costs more than offset sales gains and cost savings actions. Sales for Ecolab's International operations, when m...

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...leanzine until 1st September as John and I are taking time out for some IT housekeeping and back office work. I leave my desk for now with a heavy heart knowing that the world is watching us in England, no doubt as horrified as the majority of us here are, about the rioting that has spread to many parts of the country  Cleaning (and clearin...

No-Water Urinals: survey reveals misconceptions

... the same to install either system; 40% thought it was less. Klaus Reichardt, chief executive officer and founder of Waterless Co., says: "A waterless system typically costs less (to purchase and install) than a conventional flush urinal because it has fewer plumbing components." Other findings include: * Some 40% believed cleaning and mai...

Corporate responsibility in a harsher business landscape

...ial manager at Lime, the total waste division of the PHS Group, discusses how contract cleaning services are now enhancing their offering to include recycling services. So many aspects of business life are about getting the balance right; income and expenditure; dynamism and circumspection. One of the most challenging is the balancing act bet...

Night-time cleaning to end rubbish nightmare

...l and hawking points in the city," says a spokesperson. "People who frequent these places should notice some difference in the next two months. Cleanliness around garbage bins and ensuring that the bins get cleared at least once a day is our priority right now. "The system will take at least three months before it's streamlined. Only after that ...

Brightwell and All Care distribution alliance

...ollaboration, Brightwell and All Care benefit from the joint representation of high quality and service on a focused geographical market, offering customers from Benelux and Germanic countries broad expertise and quick, flexible logistics. E: info@all-care.eu W: www.all-care.nl E: sales@brightwell.co.uk W: www.brightwell.co.uk ...

Steam in the snow

... Picture shows: Unloading the steam cleaner from the ski-cart. T: 0845 458 5223 E: centraloffice@jangrohq.net W: www.jangro.net ...

Certified pros protect catering industry as insurers get tough on greasy ductwork

...present one of the highest fire risks, so it's just not worth it.," warns Alan Maynard of Ingot Services, a nationwide commercial kitchen cleaning company. "Not only do building owners have to fully comply with the Fire Safety Order laws, but most insurers now insist on the regular cleaning of grease extract ventilation systems by certified special...

Gmatic Superior from Dr Gansow

...olidly built and made to last. And thanks to a lean and highly experienced organisation, they are priced to sell." On show were the Gmatic walk-behind scrubber dryers in composite design stainless steel and zinc plated steel for standard requirements and a robust range of Gmatic walk-behind scrubber dryers offering either 40, 60 or 80 litres was...

Antibacterial composition means machines are food-safe and ideal for hospital use

...ther benefits include better hygiene and disinfection, less work cleaning the machines, shorter service times for cleaning tanks and less expenditure on chemicals." Nobac tanks are available for Columbus scrubber dryers B20, B/BM40 and ARA100 machines, as well as the one shown here. T: 01772 426527 W: www.columbuscleaningmachines.com ...

Same team, different branding

...and one could be forgiven for thinking that nothing's changed. It has though - since Vernon is now Vice-Chairman of Scot Young Research and he and the team were dealing with enquiries regarding a totally different brand. Quite a few visitors remarked that they'd never seen the stand so busy, so clearly Vernon has taken his exhibition expertise w...

Keep tabs on your operatives working remotely

...“The two key issues these companies face today is the need to provide electronic proof of service provision to their clients, for example actual evidence of time spent at a client's premises cleaning, whilst reducing the colossal task of hundreds or even thousands of remote workers completing paper time sheets every week,” said Panztel&...

Kennedy Hygiene’s cleverly designed paper towel dispenser really can save money

... been designed to accommodate a large variety of paper types: different lengths, 1ply, 2 ply the choice is yours! "With its sleek and contemporary design, a full transparent cover to allow quick paper level inspection, the Pod is an excellent choice for an efficient and stylish hand drying." The Pod is also available in a standard, single rol...

Kimberly-Clark expands network of global innovation centres

... "Innovation is a core strategy of our Global Business Plan," says Cindy Panning, Kimberly-Clark's vice president of Product Development. "We intend to further leverage our leadership by coupling integrated marketing programmes with winning innovation around the world to grow our categories and our businesses. Our Global Innovation Centres will hel...

SERV Hampshire blood runners clean up with spill packs

...igh tech blood spill packs. Set up in 2006, SERV provides a free out of hours transportation service for NHS Hospitals across Hampshire. Its riders and drivers mainly carry emergency blood supplies - hence the name 'blood runners'. But SERV will transport any urgent consignments needed by doctors, hospitals and laboratories for the medical or su...

Toucan-Eco beats chemical price increases

...logical way of producing a combined cleaner and disinfectant. Using only tap water and salt, the device uses electrochemical activation (ECA) to produce a highly effective, environmentally friendly substitute for many commonly used chemicals. The Toucan fluid is produced on the spot - saving time and money.[TRIMTO] Says the manufacturer's Oliver...

BCC's Sustainability Conference 2011: an update

...ECcare products are available nationally and internationally either through direct distribution or licensing agreements. This sponsor joins already confirmed partners: Kimberly-Clark Professional, Selden Research, HSS Hire, the UKCPI, Activeion, Renault, Diversey and South Thames College. The event, which is expected to attract 400 high-level...

Passengers offered hygiene packs as airport strike looms

...less's refusal to back fair pay for its cleaners," says Jess Walsh, Victorian Secretary of United Voice, the Cleaners Union. "But we don't want anyone to be caught short or inconvenienced, so we're offering passengers hygiene packs to help them make a clean getaway." The packs contain essentials such as toilet paper, a rubber glove, anti-bacteri...

South African cleaning strike over, pay deal signed

... increase from 1st December 2011 will be 8% for area A and 8.5% for area C * Second year Consumer Price Inflation (2% both areas) * Full 13th cheque effective from December 2011 * Third year Consumer Price Inflation ( 2% in area A) and (2.5% in area C) * No worker will work fewer than 35 hours per week * The employers agreed to an in-principle comm...

WFBSC 2012 Congress surging ahead

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) has revealed that over 600 delegates have already signed up for their 2012 Congress, due to be held in Curitiba, southern Brazil, from 10-14 October 2012.[TRIMTO] Hosted in partnership with chief sponsors Diversey and Karcher, the Congress will focus on 'Cleaning for Health', as ...

News in Brief

The global car washing services market will reach $27.4 Billion by 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts. ISSA says European interest is growing strongly with membership in the region passing the 1100 mark early last month, when Steiner System of Switzerland joined. Karcher 's roadshow rolls on... It's at the AMEX...

Ed Selkow: Little People

...get other people to do really good work at the lowest level for not a lot of money. Who is that service person at that lowest level in your company? Stand with a group of grizzled janitorial veterans and listen to their most memorable stories while the others roll their eyes and knowingly smile. I listen, I smile and nod and have my own contribu...

Facilities Management market strengthens in 2011

...ket has now turned a corner in terms of performance in 2011, with 'total facilities management' services set to underpin market growth followed by an upsurge in demand for single service and 'niche' FM providers. By 2015, the report forecasts market growth of 12% led by a number of key sectors in the private commercial market. The 200 page ...

Terminix enters joint venture with SIS in India

...Pest Control expert, Terminix has entered into a joint venture with Security & Intelligence Services (India) to perform pest and termite control services in India. The joint venture will serve both commercial and residential customers.[TRIMTO] "Terminix's joint venture with SIS marks a strategic opportunity to expand our business to one of t...

Getting your strategy right in the UK Cleaning Equipment & Materials industry

...debt, but they are just not growing. I recommend these companies change strategy, wake up and sacrifice some of their profits on finding new growth as they are in danger of being left behind," says David. Fix the profitability hole Some 137 other companies in the UK market are at the opposite end of the spectrum. They are growing at a pace ...

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... by 80,000 in the three months to July - the largest increase in nearly two years... the Consumer Price Index inflation rate rose to 4.5% in August (bad I know, but not as bad as the 8.78% that India is having to deal with) and London tube and bus fares are set to rise by 7% in 2012... Now the UK's public sector trade unions have called for a 'd...

September 8th leader continued

...a global one. The costs of sending perfectly reusable items to landfill are phenomenal and the practice itself is damaging our environment. More MUST be done globally to ensure that we as consumers do everything we can to reduce the volume of unwanted goods that ends up in landfill. One person's rubbish will be another's treasure and there are m...

News in Brief

...y@admin.co.uk Polythene film and bag broker Polythene UK , has launched a free consultancy service designed to help users save money by putting them in touch with the most suitable supplier for their needs. E: sales@polytheneuk.co.uk Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a new range of Kleenex branded hand sanitisers. www.kcprofessi...

A day in the business

...alists in the country, gaining an insight into the daily operation of the business, both at Head Office and on site. It was a very early start to the day at 7 am (this is the cleaning industry after all, and there is much to be done!) the early hour tempered at least by a coffee and bacon sandwich at the company's Head Office in South London wit...

Washroom solution saves water, time and money

...n the washroom? Whilst there are numerous ways to save water, one consideration should be the choice of soap. Independent research, commissioned by Deb, has shown that when using foam soap, people use 16% less water than when using liquid soap. However, water savings can be increased further by adopting Deb's recommended foam soap hand wash...

Worlds apart! Xperience intensely different 'scentsations' with FOUR new Airoma(r) XTREME fragrances!

...grance for a long-lasting scent that keeps malodours at bay in a wide range of locations such as offices, washrooms, offices, toilet areas, care homes, hotels and reception areas, to name but a few. In addition, we have used advanced fragrance technology to determine longevity patterns and also added a secret ingredient that will leave you wanting ...

Prisons competition helping ex-offenders secure employment in cleaning

...tives of the winning prison HMP Erlestoke, with Simon Boddis, Director of the National Offender Service T: 0845 678 2 888 (local rate call) E: tpickles@assetskills.org W: www.assetskills.org ...

Girbau launches complete laundry care

...s, equestrian and animal care centres is now available as part of a new 'Complete Laundry Care' service designed to make running an on-premise laundry simple, hassle-free and affordable.[TRIMTO] Complete Laundry Care offers the latest Girbau energy efficient washers, dryers and ironers with a fixed monthly rental that includes all service and ma...

SMC's success spawns specialist division set-up

...cleaning firm is enjoying continuing high levels of success in 2011, thanks to the high quality service it delivers to its clients in the North West. Due to exceptional success in the cleaning of education buildings, SMC Premier has now opened a specialised cleaning division, catering for all needs to all educational establishments. The compa...

Healthcare expert applauds new cleaning initiative

... and AHCP. The new standard offers guidelines for planning, measuring and improving cleanliness services in the NHS in England. Although it will not be mandatory for hospitals to use PAS 5748, they will be able to use it to provide good practice evidence to the Care Quality Commission that nationally agreed procedures are in place for their prem...

Consultants' fees hit small firms with almost £6 billion in annual compliance costs

...as found that small firms pay external contractors £5.8 billion for regulatory compliance services, while internal time costs total £11 billion. On average each firm hands over £4,900 per year to companies offering legal guidance, including advice on employment, health and safety and tax - more than double the £2,100 aver...

Trojan Battery names Accutrade as distributor for Russia

...ork of worldwide distributors strengthens our commitment of providing high-quality products and services throughout the globe," says Dave Godber, executive vice president of sales & marketing at Trojan. "Trojan's strategic alliance with Accutrade is an excellent opportunity to expand our distribution into the region's fast-growing golf, renewab...

Rug Doctor raises £2,500 for Canine Partners

...sing efforts of Paul Hansford, who runs the Rug Doctor company snack shop at the company's Head Office in Worthing. "For the past four years we have been running a collection box in the 'Snack Shop', which sells cold drinks, chocolate bars, crisps, healthier snacks etc and even ice creams in the Summer," explains Paul, Finance and HR Director a...

A significant anniversary: 25 years of cleaning trade fairs in Berlin

...n successfully taking place for the past 25 years. This year's CMS 2011 - Cleaning. Management. Services. underlines the importance of this biennial meeting place for the industry and has attracted the largest attendance ever. A total of 354 exhibitors from 20 countries are represented and more than 15,000 high-ranking trade visitors from 50 countr...

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... by 80,000 in the three months to July - the largest increase in nearly two years... the Consumer Price Index inflation rate rose to 4.5% in August (bad I know, but not as bad as the 8.78% that India is having to deal with) and London tube and bus fares are set to rise by 7% in 2012... Now the UK's public sector trade unions have called for a 'd...

News in Brief

...in.co.uk Polythene film and bag broker  Polythene UK , has launched a free consultancy service designed to help users save money by putting them in touch with the most suitable supplier for their needs. E:  sales@polytheneuk.co.uk Kimberly-Clark Professional  has launched a new range of Kleenex branded hand sanitisers. ...

Ecolab introduces new cleaning formulations for food industry CIP

...d safety results, along with optimal sustainability performance," says Andreas Weilinghoff, senior vice president and general manager, Food and Beverage, EMEA. "The new Mip products set a new benchmark for CIP in terms of optimised use concentrations and performance for these specific applications. The new formulations also demonstrate how we at...

Truvox burnisher goes on safari

...d him when the huge task of rebuilding Spring Grove House, which, among other roles, is the head office of the company running the safari park, was almost complete. The company's essential requirement was for a reliable high-speed rotary burnisher capable of maintaining a high gloss on the marble reception floor area, without posing health &...

Panztel brushes off the recession

...at the forefront of this trend with cleaning, maintenance, security, social care and many other services now undertaken by agency staff, outside contractors and specialist independent providers. With this has come a rapidly rising demand to monitor and control this 'remote' workforce. Panztel, the international group with a large UK based operat...

UK Contract Cleaning Market - optimism for 2012

...hat the industry is on track for above inflationbgrowth from mid 2012, with specialist cleaning services in particular set to drive market value in the near term. Based on sales data for more than 80% of the industry value, the findings suggest that whilst business confidence remains fragile in 2011 growth of 2% is likely for this year, with opp...

Gatwick gets Green Apple award

...e Awards are run by The Green Organisation to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. The awards will be presented to winners at a ceremony in the House of Commons on November 14th, 2011. They are invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on e...

UK's C diff deaths down by 31%

The national office of statistics has announced that the number of death certificates mentioning Clostridium difficile infection in England and Wales decreased by 31% in 2010, down to 2,704 from 3,933 in 2009. A total of 42% of death certificates referenced C. difficile in 2010, where the infection was recorded as the underlying cause of mortal...

From rags to riches and Royal praise

...provided not only the money but also help from really experienced advisors who showed us how to invoice and manage our paperwork. Once we were operational The Trust kept in constant contact." To illustrate their appreciation for the Trust's support, the brothers set up their own business centre for unemployed people by restoring an old warehous...

CHSA Educational Scholarships 2011 announced

...ortly begin a course at the University of Plymouth for a BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. This course reflects Oliver's strong social conscience. In his spare time he helps at his local community centre, works at a large care home and also accompanies a friend who has Down's Syndrome to his various activities. He was also r...

US automotive aftermarket contributes to a cleaner environment

The US automotive aftermarket's commitment to widespread environmental practices is featured in a new portfolio developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association. The portfolio, online and in printed format, is designed to build awareness of the industry's extensive contributions to a cleaner environment and is part of AAIA's initiative...

A decade after September 11, room to improved emergency preparedness say FM professionals

... One response summarises what many of those surveyed highlight as emergency preparedness best practices: "Find the best information available; get the support of top management; help your people implement the plan; keep on practicing the plan; and make adjustments as needed to keep it effective." For the full results of IFMA's emergency prepare...

Attendance rises at CMS Berlin to 15,500 trade visitors from 60 countries

...the industry's future: these were the dominant aspects of CMS 2011 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services.[TRIMTO] From 20th to 23rd September, 354 exhibitors (2009: 350) from 20 countries provided a comprehensive overview of their products, systems and work methods which represented the entire range of cleaning systems and cleaning agents. Du...

Addendum to leader

...fforts to avert a Greek default that could cause a global financial shock. Moody's Investors Service downgraded two of France's top banks, Societé Générale and Credit Agricole, saying its concerns about their funding and liquidity profiles had increased in the light of worsening refinancing conditions. The ratings agency ...

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...ng everyone we'd like to (my picture, below, shows me grabbing a much needed coffee in the press office, between visits. John says it's about time we stopped using the old image, which was taken 16 years ago, as I don't look like that anymore. As the coffee cup covers much of my face, it means that I'm still going to be fairly unrecognisable but pe...

News in Brief

...in.co.uk Polythene film and bag broker  Polythene UK , has launched a free consultancy service designed to help users save money by putting them in touch with the most suitable supplier for their needs. E:  sales@polytheneuk.co.uk Kimberly-Clark Professional  has launched a new range of Kleenex branded hand sanitisers. ...

Employers in FM and cleaning: funding offer for technical certificates

... following technical certificates: * Cleaning Principles * Equality and Diversity * Customer Service * Business Administration * Team leading * Hospitality Technical certificates are specialist courses that link to key components of a set job role.[TRIMTO] Working with recognised training providers, Asset Skills, the Sector Skills Council ...

Emprise teams up with Brainwave to launch 'Walk for Kids' charity fundraiser

Support services provider, Emprise Services, and children's charity, Brainwave, sent some 200 people on a 5km treasure hunt around London to raise funds for a child with Cerebral Palsy. Emprise is part of the Brainwave Guardian Scheme through which Emprise has sponsored Chase, a little boy from London who has cerebral palsy, to receive a year'...

A MITIE partnership with Essex County Council

...a transformational contract which includes facilities and property management as well as energy services. Currently, details of the contract are being finalised and both sides will be in a position to sign a contract in the coming weeks. An announcement will be made shortly with full details. Councillor Louis, Cabinet Member for Essex Count...

UK's first absorbent hygiene product recycling plant opens for business

...rom washrooms, hospitals, nursing facilities and childcare nurseries. Mike Drake, Specialist Services Divisional Director at OCS, said the company will be responsible for delivering thousands of tonnes of AHP waste to the plant in Sandwell. The majority of the collections will come from the Midlands and will include nappies, adult incontinenc...

Upset stomachs cost UK 11 million working days a year

...ly vomiting or diarrhoea, or a combination of the two and spreads easily wherever good hygiene practice is not observed and thorough cleaning not carried out. Key findings of the research, which was carried out by a group of organisations led by the University of Manchester, were: * There are up to 17 million cases of IID annually, which is t...

New research highlights potential corrosive impact of some chlorine-based disinfectants

New research has highlighted the potential corrosive damage to medical devices caused by ongoing exposure to some chlorine-based disinfectants. This could result in infection risk as well as expense in replacing damaged equipment, according to Synergy Health, which commissioned the laboratory tests. Research findings were presented to clinician...

International Facility Management Association celebrates 20,000 member milestone

... billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. IFMA counts among its membership facilities managers, architects, engineers, interior designers, property managers and real estate professionals. Within their organisations, IFMA members are senior decision makers consulted by executive mana...

Dhofar 'clean-up' effort lauded at Arab summit

...ia. It offers its clients the best international standard products in hygiene care at competitive prices. The company specialises in delivering quality products that include Italian hygiene paper products, non-woven products, state-of-the-art dispensers, and washroom hygiene solutions. "As a market-leading supplier, we have been catering to t...

The mermaid is only part of the attraction...

Legend has it that mermaids would entice unwary sailors onto the rocks and when you see the one gracing Vermop's stand it's easy to understand why![TRIMTO] Not that Gareth Jenkins had succumbed to her charms though... he kept very busy talking us through the many clever concepts on the stand, all of which succeeded in making it busy throughout...

BICSc honours UK cleaning industry achievements

...Individuals and companies working within the UK's cleaning industry and those providing support services, were honoured at the British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards last Thursday, at an event that also celebrated the Institute's 50th anniversary. The awards recognise excellence in accredited training and assessment in a number of s...

BTA Conference had solutions

...nce a year opportunity for providers of publicly accessible toilets to network with product and service suppliers, as well as user group representatives, to discuss best practice and learn what can and is being done to improve toilets throughout the UK. It also provides an ideal opportunity to recognise the cutting edge of washroom product developm...

Deb celebrates with HRH The Princess Royal

...ng site including the extensive warehouse, state-of-the-art production facility and three-storey office accommodation, where she was introduced to a number of personnel, including long service staff members from both past and present. The Princess concluded her visit by unveiling a commemorative plaque to officially open the new facility before ...

Hako goes to town with new range - and its stand!

...dditional functions. According to the type of floor surface and how dirty it is, users have a choice of versions with pad or roller brushes. The narrow, compact design, with brush heads extending on both sides, provides users with a clear all-round view of the area being cleaned. The intelligent design incorporates a steering lock of 90 degre...

New study finds soft surface textiles significant source of bacterial infection in healthcare settings

... enforcing standardised guidelines for laundering. "Today's healthcare bacterial management practices focus on hand hygiene and hard surface sanitisation. Fabrics made with X-Static silver fibres, have an antimicrobial fibre technology clinically-proven to reduce 99.9% of bacteria and add a critical dimension to infection control efforts not cur...

New HiFlo Indoor Window Cleaning System from Unger

...y user without window cleaning experience and does not require extensive training - just a few practice runs. It also offers safe and quick access for cleaning high level windows, skylights and glass balustrades, with Unger's best selling telescopic pole.[TRIMTO] So, how does it work? The essential component of the Indoor System is a 20cm wide P...

Five companies earn top accolade in ISSA Innovation Awards

...e category - earned the ISSA Innovation Award for products that industry distributors, building service contractors, in-house service providers and wholesalers voted as the most innovative for 2011. The 2011 Innovation Award Program categories and winners are: * Cleaning Agents: Diversey - SmartDose * Equipment: Nilfisk-Advance - Advance A...

Rubbermaid demonstrates benefits of its Hygen Clean Water System

...d, generates cleaner water, cleaner mops and cleaner floors.[TRIMTO] "It's perfect for use in offices and institutional buildings, hotels, restaurants and catering outlets, retail premises, healthcare sites and many other locations with daily cleaning regimes," explained Product Manager Sophie Mathey-Debeaumont as she showed how easy it is to op...

Leader 6th October continued

...st half of employers surveyed have a wellbeing strategy in place, with 73% offering counselling services and a further 69% providing an Employee Assistance Programme. These benefits allow employees access to information and advice on workplace issues, as well as emotional, psychological and personal issues, and can be a huge help during difficult t...

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...ed it. While my council has provided what has become an excellent doorstep recycling collection service, his has fallen short. This has meant that either he has to waste time and pollute the environment by taking to the dump the recyclables that aren't collected, or risk his waste bin being so full at the end of the fortnight that his council refus...

CHSA tees up a great Golf Day

...uded four players who appear regularly on the Europro tour.[TRIMTO] The professionals were magnificent. Not only did they play to an outstanding standard, but they all took time to encourage and coach the members of their teams as they overcame all the challenges that the course provided. The day was rounded off with a presentation dinn...

Vileda Professional launches new website

...ssional products and systems deliver on hygiene, sustainability and economy, making them a first choice for contract and domestic cleaning teams. www.vileda-professional.com ...

MITIE wins inaugural Co-operative Food Award

...ohn Bishop and Willie Thorne. The event saw David Purdy, MITIE's Operations Director, Retail Services, picking up the award from snooker ace Willie Thorne. He said: "Our retail team has worked really hard for the Co-operative Food property estate over the last two years and this award recognises the efficiencies and improved working practices th...

Survey finding shifts in green attitudes and behaviours

...d action. For SC Johnson, this means working hard to find new ways to help families make greener choices." Survey data shows that influencing behaviour change is possible, and when compared to 1990, Americans are now two times as likely to sort waste to separate garbage from recyclable materials and buy products made from or packaged in recycled...

Environmentally responsible lamp recycling initiative now available in Canada

...nvironment, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) and Osram Sylvania have anounced the expansion of their joint online programme to offer RecyclePak recycling kits into Canada.[TRIMTO] This collaboration began in 2006 when Osram Sylvania sought a lamp recycling solution...

Safe Contractor award for CK Group

...tor, a sought after health and safety accreditor, for achieving high standard health and safety services. These services broadly ranging from carpet and kitchen equipment cleaning to office and window cleaning and even graffiti removal.[TRIMTO] During the assesment, a number of critical safety topics were considered. Safe Contractor ensured the ...

We have mail: Bill Bryson, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

...ns but there were five locations where Network Rail worked with local schools and the probation service, so that young people and ex-vandals could help out too. Obviously one week a year isn't going to do the job of keeping the network clean and I understand Network Rail is developing a long-term strategy to solve some of these problems by worki...

New approach to fighting hospital superbugs - with friendly bacteria

Trials of a natural and cheap alternative to traditional hygiene practices is likely to spawn a completely new approach to the war against hospital superbugs.[TRIMTO] The startling results show that harmful bacteria can be completely eliminated by using 'friendly' bacteria in a simple cleaning fluid - rather than toxic chemicals. The trials...

Kimberly-Clark introduces patient education programme for HAI prevention

... they would not consider using a hospital with a higher HAI rate even if it is their physician's choice; 56% say that they would not consider using a hospital with a higher HAI rate even if it is the most reputable one for their need * Staff education is critical: Respondents consider certified hospital programmes, such as Magnet, that ensure st...

Soapbox: Food Manufacturing Cleaning Companies are Gangmasters

...ciation of Labour Providers is the specialist trade association offering support and expert advice to organisations that provide and use workers within the food, agricultural and other GLA regulated sectors. Its members also include industrial labour providers. Established in 2004, the ALP's goal is to improve the standard of labour provision ...

ISSA aims to change the way the world views cleaning

...ing processes and products and protect public health. This focus is reflected in a range of new services as well as ISSA's new logo and tagline - 'Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation'. Ongoing market consolidations, cost pressures, complex environmental considerations, new product innovations and increasing threats from pandemics and other healt...

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...in. The campaign group 'We need the Loo', is a joint venture between the Women's Design Service, the British Toilet Association and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering, has launched an online petition to ask the Government to make adequate public toilet provision a legal requirement.  E: weneedtheloo@gmail.co...

Leader 20th October continued

...ncing: * Women have been particularly poorly served by public toilet facilities. A woman takes twice as long to use the loo as a man, but the number of WCs and urinals in men's toilets usually far outstrips the number of WCs in  women's toilets - hence the queues at the ladies. Women also tend to be the people caring for the very old, the v...

News in Brief

... G4S acquires ISSA A/S for £5.2 billion to create 'world's largest' integrated facilities services and security group. Former Joint Managing Director of Centre for Enterprise, Sarah Bentley, to take over as Chief Executive of Sector Skills Council Asset Skills when Richard Beamish retires next year.    ...

Get involved in review of EcoLogo's Sanitary Paper Environmental Standard

...ble napkins, play a key role in supporting sanitation in homes, schools, hospitals and the food services industry. They are used for personal hygiene, used in the food services industry for the cleaning and shielding of surfaces, and are widely employed to absorb liquids. EcoLogo has announced the review and updating of its environmental standards ...

Tork foam soaps save customers time and money

...oys bacteria, viruses and fungi. Mild Foam Soap is particularly suitable for use in restaurants, offices and hotels while Extra Mild Foam Soap is aimed at schools and hospitals where a mild formulation is required. "Tork Extra Mild Foam Soap has been selling particularly well in the healthcare sector where the gentle formulation can help to prev...

Filmop product agreement latest piece of Jigsaw puzzle

...or of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems. "It expands our range substantially and introduces an improved choice of equipment that is designed with health & safety legislation in mind - particularly important for the healthcare industry. It's a step forward for us and we are excited to work with Filmop and introduce an expanded set of products to our va...

Snow and sustainable transportation DO go together!

...mate in the next three years, which will see a decline in living standards, a squeeze on public services and rising unemployment both in the UK and internationally. This was a situation which was unavoidable, in his view, and the 'new normal' of austerity is something to which we will all become more accustomed. Guy Stallard of KPMG then took to...

Ace Janitorial celebrates 40th Anniversary

... to customer needs, sourcing the best products and delivering them on time with a fast personal service. In 1980, when Jangro was setting up with identical business ethics, Alf immediately joined and Ace remains a key player in today's 40 strong Jangro Membership. Ace remains a family affair today as the company is operated by Alf's sons Phil,...

New study shows that cleanliness matters most to restaurant customers

New research from Technomic, a leading foodservice research firm, shows that diners in many US cities consider restaurant cleanliness to be more important than the quality of the food. According to the survey of 12,295 consumers throughout the US, the cleanliness of restaurant interiors, as well as dishes, glasses and silverware, was consistently ...

Industry raises £1,800 for Breast Cancer Campaign

...that kindly donated prizes for the raffle included headline sponsor of the evening, LCC Support Services. Additional raffle prizes were donated by Miele GB; Unger UK; Cleanwise Training & Management; Interserve; ERB Training; UK Special Risks; KUSCO; Zenith Hygiene Group; Metro Clean of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Premiere Products;...

We have mail: A rebranding for the IICRC

...nt out a few key benefits of the name change: * The name allows for the expansion into other service areas, such as installation, without adding extra letters or words to the existing acronym. Rest assured; our core focus will always be on cleaning, restoration and inspection - all activities that tie back to our mission to identify and promote ...

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...is to upgrade the skills and qualifications of the industry's workers and to bring in some sort of licensing scheme so that any worker taking part in the scheme, will be able to settle anywhere in the country and find employment in the industry (if it's available!) that suits his or her skillset. We launched a similar scheme in the UK some years...

News in Brief

... G4S acquires ISSA A/S for £5.2 billion to create 'world's largest' integrated facilities services and security group. Former Joint Managing Director of Centre for Enterprise, Sarah Bentley, to take over as Chief Executive of Sector Skills Council Asset Skills when Richard Beamish retires next year.    ...

Australian cleaning industry to form umbrella body

... Hygiene Council of Australia.[TRIMTO] This organisation is being tasked to become the central voice of all participants in the cleaning & hygiene industry and has, as its members, associations including the ACCA, the Building Services Contractors Association of Australia, the National Cleaning Suppliers Association, The International Custod...

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from Andrew Large, Chief Executive, Cleaning & Support Services Association I would like to respond to the article in Cleanzine issue 492 by David Camp concerning gangmasters. David is right to highlight the gold plating of the law creating the Gangmaster's Licencing Authority, as it is clear that the law did not intend to cover t...

Workplace Futures conference 2012: New needs? New solutions

...- Chris Kane, BBC, on making workplace innovation work for you - Barry Varcoe, Zurich Financial Services, on finding real business relevance for FM - Paul Crilly, Reliance FM, on a better solution to procurement strategy - Tori James, MITIE, on effective branding and market communication - Andrew Price, ISS Group, on international trends and the le...

Chemical product/manufacturing process health impact reporting standardised

...paring chemicals and processes that help chemical manufacturers and their customers make greener choices. The standard outlines a framework that chemical manufacturers will use to develop one comprehensive, standardised NSF/GCI/ANSI 355 report to provide information to their customers throughout the supply chain. The report will be used to evalu...

Post Office guarantees to beat business insurance renewal quotes

The Post Office is guaranteeing to beat business insurance renewal quotes for self-employed property maintainers.* The business insurance policy, which can be accessed from any one of over 11,800 Post Office branches, as well as by phone and online, will provide self-employed property maintainers with access to the wide ranging cover required i...

US Products' survey finds 2011 carpet cleaning spend 'about same' as 2010

...." The technicians said the bulk of their non-residential carpet cleaning business comes from offices (62%) followed by restaurants, stores, and schools in fairly even proportions. The survey also revealed: - 55% of the respondents believe their customers shop around and get other estimates before selecting a carpet cleaning technici...

Activeion technology makes finals of IET Awards 2011

...h more than 150,000 members in 127 countries. Through active networks in 37 territories and with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. IET is also active in the education and tra...

Unger UK supports Keep Britain Tidy's 'Love Where You Live' campaign

...d last week, shows that the appearance of the local area concerns people more than the level of services provided by the NHS, traffic congestion or global warming - and that level of concern has risen in the past 12 months from 63% to 70%. The aftermath of this Summer's riots revealed the extent to which people care about their communities. Spon...

St Pancras International's cleaning runs as scheduled, thanks to Rubbermaid

...staurants.[TRIMTO] Cleaning personnel must cover all areas of the station, from the ticketing offices to the 15 platforms, as well as external areas, which include the station's taxi ranks. A particular challenge is an absence of waste bins, for security reasons. This results in a constant litter issue, which means the station requires cleaning ...

Halo cleans up with RPC UKSC

... RPC UKSC was able to offer brand owner Eastern Valley Chemicals its complete in-house design service, with extensive experience of all aspects of packaging technology and applications. The custom-moulding facility allows designers to work closely with brand owners on packaging which increases brand impact. A custom mould was then created to p...

CK Group achieves ISO 14001

...m their recent Safe Contractor accreditation for achieving a high standard in health and safety services, leading specialist cleaning contractor and cleaning equipment and consumables supplier, CK Group has now also been awarded ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System. [TRIMTO] Believed to be one of the first companies of its type...

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...worldwide! Some years back whilst representing the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers at meetings of the now defunct Cleaning Industry National Training Organisation, our industry was seeking to partner another, with a view to raising enough funding between us to apply for Sector Skills Council status and thus receive Go...

News in Brief

...17 announced its plans to create the world's largest security and facilities firm. Some 12,000 office cleaners in the US states of Washington, Maryland and Virginia have won a four-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Ca...

Servi-Tek reinvents the janitorial services offering

...c Friz and Kurt Lester of Servi-Track, a company that provides green janitorial and landscaping services for large retail centres, medical office buildings and pharmacological companies in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida. If you're a cleaning contractor and are striving to improve efficiency and provide a great service, but can'...

Trouble free commercial cleaning with SEBO

...nd easy-to-manoeuvre. The vacuum boasts a 'Flex' neck, S-Class filtration, an on-board hose, a crevice nozzle, 4-level height adjustment and auto shut-off. The UHS polisher is an essential add-on to the Dart vacuum cleaner; this can restore and keep hard floors, including solid wood, marble, vinyl, linoleum or granite, super sleek. The UHS p...

Central vacuuming systems could change commercial cleaning, says Vacrite

...d offer leading levels of hygiene. This 24 hour efficiency has also made Disan systems a perfect choice for some of the world's biggest bakeries and food producers such as Danone. Vacrite's commitment to competitive pricing on highly energy-efficient products means the systems are affordable for businesses of all sizes. Shops for which image is ...

Study highlights need for more knowledge about green cleaning programmes in hospitals

... hospital-acquired infection transmission. The report, 'Green Cleaning in Healthcare: Current Practices and Questions for Future Research', noted that studies need to address a number of topics to help healthcare facilities choose an effective green cleaning programme.[TRIMTO] "This report indicates that in their efforts to implement green clea...

Ensure compliance with PPG26 Pollution Prevention Guidelines

...ant to Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Current legislation and recommended good practice requires that provision should be made for a spill tray capacity being provided to accommodate 25% of the total fluid volume of any stored primary container(s). The spill trays are manufactured from durable, lightweight rigid plastic, in a wid...

Backstage battle over energy efficiency directive

...e and opt-outs were given to social housing and structures under 250 square metres, such as post offices. These are significant because publicly owned properties represent 12% of Europe's total housing stock. The revision document proposes that this opt-out be extended to buildings under 500 square metres. Other opt-outs, such as one for ener...

Contract Cleaning Market: Research & Analysis UK 2011-2015, now published

... sales and a wide range of secondary sources. It illustrates and analyses market size, trends, service mix and end use sector share in the Contract Cleaning market in 2011, supported by relevant and incisive qualitative discussion on key market influences in 2011 with forecasts to 2015. In addition to 50+ pages of comprehensive market & ser...

Especially in the janitorial industry, only wet babies like change

...wledge of how things work. Then someone comes along and changes things. Our beloved building services industry is full of old crybabies. They were (and many still are) fat and happy but then one day someone said they had to buy a fax machine and that was only the beginning. The floodgates broke open and then came a tsunami. Cell phones, email, w...

Dutch transfer: Vebego sells Indigo Services to Facilicom

International Group has sold its UK operation - Indigo Services (UK) - to the Facilicom Services Group, effectively transferring ownership from one Dutch family-owned services group to another. In real terms this saw Vebego exit the market, ending its 20 year association - and Facilicom, simultaneously and significantly, increase its share of the...

Satino Black wins Pentaward 2011

...y packaging colour and the name Black. "Opting for total sustainability is a tough and daring choice, and that's the message we wanted to send out via the packaging. Obviously, we're happy to see that our strategy worked. After all, we can come up with a beautiful packaging design, but the market still has to accept it, and that's exactly what h...

Emprise still ensuring the show goes on at Delfont Mackintosh

Emprise Services, a leading support services provider, has successfully retained the contract to provide cleaning services to Delfont Mackintosh theatres for a further two years.[TRIMTO] Delfont Mackintosh and Emprise have worked in partnership across the portfolio of seven theatres and two offices for the last 12 years. Emprise has been able...

Cut staff sick days with antibacterial surface protection

... and Pfizer say, does not include the other indirect costs of absence, such as reduced customer service and lost productivity. This suggests that the total cost could be even higher than the £17bn reported. "Whilst not all workplace sickness can be attributed to infection transmitted at work," explains PHS Washrooms' managing director, Ia...

Hovima Aparthotels wins Check Safety First award for exceptional standards

...ny enables these organisations to meet and exceed local and international legislative and best practice requirements for health & safety, through the implementation of HACCP and compliance management systems. Check Safety First also offers training, ongoing assessment and appraisals in accordance with the Cristal Mark, a standard developed in l...

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...u've just had a fabulous lunch in a plush London hotel at the wonderfully well organised Golden Service Awards, as a guest of Kimberly-Clark Professional and the Cleaning & Support Services Association. You've been wined, dined and then entertained by some highly talented jugglers and gymnasts and talked through the awards proceedings by bre...

News in Brief

...17 announced its plans to create the world's largest security and facilities firm. Some 12,000 office cleaners in the US states of Washington, Maryland and Virginia have won a four-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Ca...

People:

...aching change Bill Dunne has been appointed Divisional Director of In Depth Managed Services - a newly created role for the Warrington-based firm. Bill previously worked for MITIE Security in Scotland, where his successful business style helped it grow to a £350 million company, bringing in fresh ideas and managing 58 shopp...

Deputy Minister awards candidates with vocational qualifications certificates

Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert AM has awarded a number of apprentices with certificates for taking part in programmes brand new to Wales. More than 100 people attended an event at the Millennium Centre organised by Asset Skills to mark a project which has transformed the training landscape for hundreds of staff in facilities management ...

MITIE CEO named National Business Awards 'Leader of the Year'

...tract * Further developed its sustainability agenda with the introduction of Diversity Week and a twice-yearly Employee Forum to create a supportive and inclusive environment for its staff, especially for women and ethnic minorities The only award to be voted for by the business community, this accolade has previously been given to such people a...

Emprise wins Royal Bank of Canada support services contract

Emprise Services has been awarded a three year contract with Royal Bank of Canada. The deal with Emprise is for RBC's two smart London offices, Riverbank House and Thames Court, which total over 200,000 sq ft of office space. Emprise will now be responsible for the management and delivery of support services including daily office cleaning, pe...

Freudenberg's green technologies lead to workforce increases

...th America Limited Partnership and a member of the company's Global Executive Team. "Our green practices are reflected in the buildings we work in, our daily actions and in the way we manufacture products. This has enabled us to expand our workforce in key areas, and we expect the uptick in business to continue." Freudenberg North America Limite...

Healthy Workplaces Campaign closing event takes place this month in Spain

...Bilbao, Spain, bringing together leading European experts and decision-makers to exchange good practice and discuss future strategies on promoting safe maintenance.[TRIMTO] On the agenda will be the progress made in the development of the new online risk assessment tool that has the potential of revolutionising risk assessment in Europe, by maki...

OCS Helps Eurostar to Shine

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, has awarded OCS a contract to provide cleaning services for its trains at St Pancras International and its Temple Mills depot in Leyton, East London. "We are delighted to have won this contract at a key time for Eurostar," says Eddie Ratcliffe, OCS Operations Direc...

Lavendon Access launches SkySiren entrapment solution

... when operating a boom type MEWP, has been unveiled by powered access provider, Lavendon Access Services.[TRIMTO] Entrapment can occur when an operator is pinned between an object (from behind or above) and the MEWP's control panel. Since 2003, eight people have been killed and many injured when trapped or operating a MEWP. The two most likel...

UK's top cleaners recognised at Golden Service Awards 2011

...p; Ireland's very best cleaners and cleaning companies have been revealed at this year's Golden Service Awards, organised by Kimberly-Clark Professional, in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association.[TRIMTO] At a glittering awards ceremony in a top London hotel last Friday, a total of 19 gongs were dished out to deserving ...

Exhibitors and attendees win big at ISSA/Interclean 2011

...he total number of individuals trained in helping cleaning organisations achieve management and service delivery excellence to more than 1,000 - The new Advanced Distributor Program brought together the top distribution experts in America to provide executive-level insights on profit generation, inventory management, and sales strategies In addi...

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...ation. The survey reveals that while the majority of British consumers will complain about poor service, almost half believe that their complaints fall on deaf ears. more   Yours,   Jan Hobbs ...

News in Brief

...17 announced its plans to create the world's largest security and facilities firm. Some 12,000 office cleaners in the US states of Washington, Maryland and Virginia have won a four-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Ca...

UK Government plans to reform PFI model

...e of the review, led by the Treasury, is to create a new model for delivering public assets and services that takes advantage of private sector expertise, but at a lower cost to the taxpayer.[TRIMTO] The Government's approach to reform the PFI model will look to create a model which: - is less expensive and that uses private sector innovation...

Scottish botulism poisoning highlights limitations of anti-bacterial sanitisers

...l, state-of-the-art detergent-sanitisier is necessary. SoChlor, supplied by GV Health, is a good choice here; used at 5,000ppm with a five minute contact time SoChlor kills the spores which cause Botulism to spread. Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can survive in improperly canned or preserved food as well as ente...

Girbau UK launches smarter washers to save energy and water

...part of the Girbau Group, which has more than 50 years' experience and a commitment to customer service. Girbau meets the requirements of a wide variety of industries including hotels and guest houses, residential and nursing homes, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdresse...

Customers are shouting, but is anybody listening?

...consumers (89%) are likely to tell the organisations they do business with if they receive poor service, yet almost half (44%) do not believe they take notice of, or really care about, the feedback shared, according to a study published this week by the Customer Contact Association and sponsored by Verint Systems.[TRIMTO] The study, based on par...

Annual CIPD survey shows shift in priorities for reward professionals

...f reward 3 / 2 Reward is not perceived as fair 4 / 9 Inability to change reward practices quickly 5 / 4 Employees don't understand performance/behaviour requirements 6 / 6 Reward not engaging employees 7 / 3 Incentives not motivating 8 / 11 Reward unable to attract key skills 9 / 1 Reward not ret...

A 'Right Royal' Service for Queen Alexandra College

... plus with visual impairment, other disabilities, or both, has recently extended its facilities services contract with OCS for a further five years. Over the past 12 years, OCS has provided catering, housekeeping, pest control and hygiene services across all facilities and residential areas to help the college support the student experience.[TRIMT...

Making the case for daytime cleaning

...their cleaning.[TRIMTO] The traditional model for many retailers has been to employ building services contractors who cleaned a site early in the morning, before opening time, or at a conveniently quiet period during the day. Supplementary cleaning, to deal with accidental spillages perhaps, was managed by trained staff or a dedicated janitor. ...

Veolia Environmental Services wastes no time in getting HelpStar on board

...tar, a leading provider of helpdesk software, has this week announced that Veolia Environmental Services North America is automating its service requests and support across multiple departments through HelpStar's award-winning, customisable service desk software.[TRIMTO] Veolia is a leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and i...

SCA reorganises hygiene operations for increased efficiency, market presence and growth

...l Care Europe; a new Global Hygiene Supply Unit, which will be headed by William Ledger, currently Vice President Supply Chain, SCA Tissue Europe; and a new Global Business and Service Support Unit, which will be led by Robert Sjostrom, in addition to his present position as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. The business ...

Cintas and Rubbermaid to deliver rental cleaning solutions together

In their continual pursuit to provide customers with world-class products and services, Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products, jointly announced on Monday a strategic alliance to offer custom cleaning and hygiene solutions to Cintas customers - some 800,000 business across North America. One of these solutions is a new co-branded microfibre of...

Leader 17th November continued

...ation. The survey reveals that while the majority of British consumers will complain about poor service, almost half believe that their complaints fall on deaf ears. Whereas poor service used to be discussed at dinner parties or the local pub and tended not to go much further than that, those with a grievance who feel they are being ignored can ...

Leader 24th November 2011

...there would be significant gains for both UK jobs and the environment through reusing goods and services more, rather than just throwing them away. Food waste, recycling services for businesses and encouraging greater reuse of scarce resources will be the top priorities for WRAP over the next three years and I for one am hoping that the organisa...

Chequers' crowning moment at East Surrey College

Family run contract cleaning business, Chequers Contract Services, had a brush with Royalty last week when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, paid a visit to East Surrey College in Redhill.[TRIMTO] Kate Ward, a director at Chequers, was delighted to be invited to the official opening and luncheon at the College - a valued client of seven years -...

Sale proposed of Fiberweb's hygiene business to Petropar

...erweb's successful industrial businesses based on strong technical differentiation, outstanding service and leading expertise in understanding the evolving needs of our customers. Fiberweb's hygiene business will join a successful team focused on that industry, with whom we have enjoyed a fruitful and profitable relationship in recent years." T...

The Apprenticeship Scheme in action at CK Group

...evelopment company South London Business (SLB) as a result of the government's reinvigorated apprenticeship scheme, CK Group's Managing Director, Ian Pether, was only too happy to agree to take on Charlie Porter after a number of prospective unemployed local youngsters were interviewed by the group Training Manager, Donna Bryant.[TRIMTO] Charlie...

Public procurement announcement a big deal for SMEs, says Forum of Private Business

... the need to pay promptly. Big business may well be able to absorb late payments weeks past the invoice date, in some cases months, but for small business it can be a terminal blow." T: 0845 612 6266. E: phil.mccabe@fpb.org W: www.fpb.org ...

China Clean Expo partners with EUnited Cleaning to promote next year's show

... CCE in the organisation and promotion of the event, especially in providing local resources and advice for CCE's growth in Europe. "EUnited Cleaning and its members have considered CCE in Shanghai the most important event for the industry in Asia." The next CCE will take place from 9th - 12th April 2012 in Shanghai, at the New International ...

Francisco Duarte

Francisco Duarte, 50, a director at Principle Cleaning Services for 22 years, passed away peacefully at home on 19th November following a long battle with cancer. Douglas Cooke, Chief Executive of Principle, writes: "Francisco played a major role in helping to develop and grow the company by ensuring extremely high standards of quality and ...

OCS achieves sparkling results in Asset Skills Team Clean Challenge Awards

...performers," says OCS Cleaning Director Paul Thrupp. "It's a true demonstration of the quality service we aim to deliver to our customers." Kath Collins, OCS's contract manager at Chepstow Hospital, expresses her delight at her team's success, saying: "I've worked in cleaning for a number of years and this was a fresh and challenging experienc...

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...worldwide!   Something was bothering me while I was chatting to Principle Cleaning Services' Chief Executive Douglas Cooke, at the Golden Service Awards last month, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. A jokey comment from another guest soon enlightened me. Doug was growing a moustache! Quick to point out that this new...

PolyOne and Sanitized AG collaborate on healthcare solutions

PolyOne Corporation, the global provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, has just announced an alliance with Sanitized AG, a leading producer of antimicrobials with over 50 years of experience, to provide innovative, customisable polymer solutions for specialised healthcare and medical device applications.[TRIMTO] Poly...

Ecolab, Nalco shareholders approve merger

...yesterday. The merger will create a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering premier product solutions, what is claimed to be the industry's largest and best-trained sales and service force, coverage in more than 160 countries, and combined 2011 annualised sales of more than $11 billion.[TRIMTO] "We are extr...

RCS is driving forward sustainable cleaning.

...earching a number of green cleaning products and alternative cleaning methods; Regular Cleaning Services, the Lewisham-based premier provider of cleaning services to London's business community and a recent finalist in the South East London Business Awards for Sustainability, is now cleaning its clients' buildings with a core range of sustainable ...

Training for cleaners in 2012

...y Hard Floor Maintenance Courses are the solution for cleaners looking to expand their existing service offer. For newcomers to carpet cleaning, the Two-Day Carpet Cleaning Course incorporates all the theoretical and practical elements of the One-Day course on the first day, with further guidance on surveying, pricing, timing and setting up you...

Emprise retains leading role with Ambassador Theatre Group

Emprise Services has retained and expanded its contract with the Ambassador Theatre Group. Emprise has maintained a successful relationship with ATG for 11 years, providing cleaning services to 24 of the theatre company's venues. Following a competitive tender process, Emprise has now been selected as the sole service provider for the entire ...

Asset Skills secures £2m investment for skills to drive growth

...ment in relevant higher level skills; * Providing relevant labour market information and careers advice to support employers with their strategic planning. "We hope this funding can help build further capacity for employers to take ownership of the skills agenda within each industry Asset Skills represents," says Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive...

SCA delivers binding offer to acquire Georgia-Pacific's European tissue operations

... European tissue operations, with sales in 2010 amounting to EUR 1.25bn (SEK 11.9bn). The offered price is EUR 1.32bn (SEK 12.6bn). Georgia-Pacific's acceptance of this offer is subject to consultations with works councils where appropriate.[TRIMTO] "The deal is a strategic fit and will strengthen our product offering and geographic reach in Eur...

Better information about lorry parking provision

...mprove the provision and quality of parking facilities, with local authorities to explore best practice in tackling problems with inappropriate parking and between stakeholders in Kent to agree a solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack - the parking of Channel bound freight traffic on the M20 motorway, initiated and implemented by Kent P...

Study highlights serious problem of hospital-acquired infections in Africa

...Kilifi, Kenya. "And yet the fact is, there are no data from which we can guide both paediatric practice and hospital policy across sub-Saharan Africa." In the largest ever study of hospital-acquired bacteraemia - bloodstream infections caused by invasive bacteria - in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme...

New methods 'save time and money'

...to a cleaning expert. Brian Boll, of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems - provider of cleaning advisory services to the private and public sector - says that new methodologies combined with the very latest in materials can contribute to make major time and cost savings. This follows an announcement by the world cleaning organisation ISSA of a new initia...

Ecolab China again named Outstanding Enterprise for Corporate Social Responsibility

...l stakeholders in China. "As the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, corporate social responsibility is a core value within our vision to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier," says Sam Hsu, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager of Greater China. "We continue to expand our presence in China, an...

Deb Group enters South East Asian market

...he region," says Bryan Anderson, Chief Executive. "It very much supports our global strategy to service international customers". Deb Group consists of 22 companies operating in 17 countries. Deb skin care systems are sold in over 100 countries worldwide through a comprehensive network of many of the world's leading distributors and it is estima...

New £125m fund to boost UK advanced manufacturing supply chains

...ed schemes such as the Regional Growth Fund, Growth and Innovation Fund, Manufacturing Advisory Service and UK Trade and Investment to maximise impact. www.bis.gov.uk ...

Hygiene Group to the rescue!

Hygiene Group, the UK food processing sector contract cleaning services provider, has further invested in its employees by offering them the opportunity to take a course in confined space entry procedures, covering search and rescue using self-contained breathing apparatus.[TRIMTO] Hygiene Group is believed to be one of the first providers of ...

CHSA Soft Tissue Scheme: meet the members

...ompanies and the other Scheme members is to raise standards across the industry and improve the service delivered to buyers. As a consequence of their commitment, companies can buy from Scheme members, confident they are getting exactly what they are paying for. The Accreditation Scheme guarantees: - Consistency of supply: customers ...

Register now for the ISSA Europe 2012 Golf Day

...acquaintances and new friends from our industry," says Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of European Services. "In past years, the enjoyment level among players has never dropped regardless of whether your golf ball is hitting the green or landing in one of the water hazards that make the Toft course such a pleasant challenge." A limited number of pl...

CSSA welcomes new online visa check tool

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement of a new visa check system that will allow employers to verify migrants' visa status online. The scheme, which will be operational from early 2012, will help companies that hire migrant workers avoid the large fines imposed for employing workers who have forged or inv...

New invention means Cardiff International pool is flushed with savings

...cialist Chemex International. Chemex is supplying the leisure centre with biological cleaning devices which drop into gents' urinals and drastically reduce water usage. In the first six months of usage the centre has used 2,507 fewer units of water, which equates to a saving of £3,098 or the equivalent of more than £6,000 a year. ...

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...s an awful lot of readers who are keen to read about your latest product, piece of equipment or service, so do take advantage of this global platform of potential customers by regularly emailing us your news - it costs nothing other than a little of your time. It's actually our 10th birthday next February and we're marking this 'double whammy' c...

WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

Last Thursday, the World Federation of Building Service Contractors secured observer status at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe GHS subcommittee in Geneva. This subcommittee is responsible for global policy on the regulation of chemical products including cleaning chemicals.[TRIMTO] Speaking after the meeting Andrew Large, E...

Three weeks left to nominate for Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award

Environmental Services Managers have until 31stt December to nominate the housekeeper of their choice for the second annual Hygiene SpecialistExcellence award in the US.[TRIMTO] The prize is one worth winning; it includes an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to South Beach, FL, including airfare and beachfront accommodation! "This award is...

Women do better than men in 2011 jobs market despite public sector cutbacks

... that two-thirds of public sector workers are women, and weak consumer demand in private sector services, especially retail, that employ lots of women in part-time jobs.[TRIMTO] However, as the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development highlighted yesterday in its latest Work Audit, official statistics show that while men benefited most...

The CVC - a user-friendly vacuum cleaner from Contico that works wonders!

...ot clean up the mess properly. The other students did not seem to mind much but as I had been an office cleaner for two hours a night, five nights a week for three years whilst at college, I had a bit of a passion for keeping things clean and I knew that once-a-week cleaning in a heavily used area was not condusive to good health or hygiene or ensu...

Cresswell wins back high-status contract after a year away

...ost just over a year ago.[TRIMTO] After a competitive tender process, financial products and services provider F& C Reit has now re-awarded the South London based sustainable contract cleaning company with three sites in the centre of London, in a contracty which commenced at the end of October.[TRIMTO] Cresswell and F & C Reit have b...

Ecolab expands Brazil pest elimination business

... details were disclosed.[TRIMTO] Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented on the announcement, saying: "This acquisition will substantially increase our Brazilian pest elimination service capacity and scale to our business, making us the leader in commercial pest elimination in Brazil. It will also strengthe...

Ceredigion County Council is UK Overall LOTY Trophy Winner

...isit Scotland, Visit Wales and The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Danfo, SCA Tork and Willings Services supported this year's Awards. The 25th anniversary Loo of the Year Awards special Event will be held on 7th December, venue to be confirmed. E: information@loo.co.uk Tol: 01403 258779 T: www.loo.co.uk ...

Two giants become one

...h vehicle mount specialists EPL Skylift, have operated under the umbrella brand Lavendon Access Services. The bringing together of the four brands will see an unparalleled fleet of more than 11,300 powered access platforms, as well as what is believed to be Europe's largest provision for powered access training, united under one single name. ...

Survey reveals what facilities managers think of waterless urinal systems

...s a variety of questions regarding no-water or waterless urinal systems. Most respondents manage office buildings, while the others are responsible for universities and colleges. The majority of the respondents (57%) indicated they have 10 or fewer no-water urinal systems; this was followed by managers with 10 to 50 systems (29%), while 14% resp...

Barnsley Council agreement pioneers new public/private partnering

Norse Commercial Services has completed the formation of another groundbreaking, £45 million plus, Local Authority partnership company, its second in the last 12 months. Barnsley Norse is a subsidiary of the existing Joint Venture Company which sister organisation NPS Group set up with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in February thi...

Getting out of a sticky situation

...floor refinishing. Take the case of a pier in San Francisco harbour, which was converted into an office building, for example. Recently, the cleaning crew spent several hours stripping and refinishing the building's hard surface floors. At about 02.00 and upon final inspection, the crew was satisfied with thework and went home. The next mornin...

New Year rings new heights for Canadian 'Men In Kilts'

...generates the buzz and growth we've experienced." * Men In Kilts' commercial and residential services include: * Window cleaning * Gutter cleaning * Pressure washing * Exterior building cleaning * Snow removal services will be available in colder markets later this year Men In Kilts plans for fast expansion into all major cities across North ...

MITIE is the only way for Essex!

...tional outsourcing contract which includes facilities and property management as well as energy services. MITIE will be working in partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton to provide estate management services to the Council including strategic asset management and new ways of working that deliver sustainable improvements for Essex.[TRIMTO] Under...

Improvements means there is now a Tork hand towel roll for every environment

...e-critical environments where image is also important, such as in the reception areas of hotels, offices, hospitals and clinics." With the launch of the dispenser there is now a Tork hand towel roll system for every type of washroom. The dispenser is available in both black and white and has an improved stub roll feature to ensure that none of t...

More youngsters enter FM profession as average salaries near US$100,000 pa

... billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. T: 713-623-4362 E: communications@ifma.org W: www.ifma.org ...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners receives Royal Charter

... livery companies in the City, the oldest going back to 1155. Her Majesty The Queen, upon the advice of her Privy Council, was pleased to approve a Charter of Incorporation on 21st July 2010. Because of their importance, charters are often highly elaborate manuscripts. The Royal Charter is printed on vellum and was signed by Her Majesty. The...

Norse cleaning up in social housing

Norse Commercial Services' cleaning division has built on its long-established relationship with social housing provider Flagship, with the award of a contract for its West Region. Norse won the EU compliant competitive tender that was run under the Restricted Procedure. The three year, £70,000 per annum contract covers the cleaning of co...

BTA 2011 Innovation Award results

...recognise innovation in three key areas of 'away from home' toilet provision: New Products, New Services and Efficiency Improvements. A panel comprising members of the British Toilet Association Management Committee judged each nomination and decided upon the winners for each award. The winners were presented with their awards at the Loo of the Yea...

Ecolab Germany to relocate to new high-tech innovation centre in Monheim am Rhein

Ecolab has announced plans to relocate its German offices and research centre in Duesseldorf to a new innovation hub in the city of Monheim am Rhein, 10 kilometers south of Duesseldorf. The new location, Im Weidental, will house Ecolab's European RD&E facility as well as its local sales & marketing functions. The Monheim am Rhein facili...

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.... On each trip I was dismayed to see skips full of clearly reusable items, from household and office furniture of all types to toys and garden items - much of it newer and in seemingly better condition than that which I have at home. The charity shops could have had a field day with that lot! This was just Epsom though, and I paused over a lo...

Transport for London awards 'greener' cleaning contract for coach and bus station

...g contract for Victoria Coach Station and dozens of bus stations and bus stands to ISS Facility Services in an agreement that will deliver high levels of cleanliness and hygiene as well as deliver environmental benefits for the Capital. ISS Facility Services has been contracted to clean Victoria Coach Station, 44 bus stations and 64 bus stands a...

Changes at the ACI announced

After 22 years as the American Cleaning Institute's top lobbyist, Dennis Griesing is retiring as Vice President of Government Affairs. He will be succeeded by Senior Director of Government Affairs Douglas Troutman, who was named Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, effective January 30. "The cleaning products industry has never had ...

Cleaning company wins top Environmental Award

...e we're the only carbon neutral UK contract cleaning business offering on-site carbon neutrality advice to clients," reveals Chairman Danny Bishop said. "We check processes and equipment, task-by-task, site by site. "Our Award follows two years of teamwork between our staff and customers working together to reduce their carbon footprints." Si...

Ingot celebrates landmark anniversary

Ingot Services has been providing specialist cleaning services for commercial kitchens since 1987 and is celebrating its 25 years in business this year in a strong position. Thanks to Alan Maynard, Managing Director and the driving force behind the Ingot team, the company has thrived in recent years, winning new contracts throughout the UK and ...

New Year ambitions to reduce healthcare associated infections

New ambitions have been set for the National Health Service which build on the progress made on infections last year, Health Minister Simon Burns has announced. If delivered, there would be a further 29% reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections and a further 18% reduction in Clostridium difficile infections by April 2013 - bringing annual numbe...

British Cleaning Council backs London 2012 cleaning jobs pledge

...the Olympic Games that London 2012 will create over 100,000 paid games time jobs in operational services. The jobs will come from catering, cleaning and waste management, security and transport, and will be used to supplement the 70,000 'Gamesmaker' volunteers who will fill similar roles. The paid/unpaid ratio of games time employees will be ...

A new era dawns for Jet-Vac Systems

...of founder Nigel Drane. Established in 1989, Jet-Vac provides specialist industrial cleaning services to the petrochemical, power and utilities markets, and counts a number of high profile companies among its wide customer base. The new management team - Geraint Jones, Richard Wells, Paul Williams and Kevin Viant - has focused on designing a ...

We have mail: Disposal of Reusable Items

...rnative solution. Keep up the good work. Kind regards, Mike Michael Travers, Campus Services Manager Estates and Facilities University of Southampton T: +44 (0)23 8059 4033 ...

Cleaner sweeps up - Kingston University cleaner receives award for 45 years service

When people go to work each day in a clean and tidy space, be it an office, classroom, library or canteen, it's easy to forget that the previous day's debris has usually been efficiently cleared away by a dedicated team of cleaning staff.[TRIMTO] Though their efforts are mostly unseen and often go unnoticed, Kingston University is recognising ...

Lotus Professional brand launches lifetime guarantees

...otus Professional brand, a leading 'away from home' brand in washroom, hygiene, wiping and foodservice products, has been developing new innovations at its European research and development centre in Kunheim, France, for over 20 years. The lifetime lease and guarantee, further extends the Lotus Professional brand's commitments to sustainability b...

Frying high with Jangro

...ucts for the catering profession or details of your local Member: T: 0845 458 5223 E: centraloffice@jangrohq.net W: www.jangro.net ...

ServiceMaster Clean team members boast BDMA status

ServiceMaster Clean has announced that Hannah Davis, from its customer audit team, has been awarded British Damage Management Association senior technician status. This ensures its insurance restoration work continues to be carried out to the highest standards. Additionally, the team's Samantha Hurst, has been awarded BDMA technician status. T...

Prochem Europe receives Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen

...igious award is a mark of recognition to individuals and businesses for the supply of goods and services to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for a period of five years or more. It also reflects the recipient's environmental performance and sustainability. The Royal Warrant empowers the holder to display the Royal Arms in c...

Norfolk companies prosecuted after cleaner crushes hand

...machinery. Richard Beane, 34, from Watton in Norfolk, was working as a cleaner for SGA House Services, which was contracted by Watton Produce Company to work at its Attleborough vegetable packing plant.[TRIMTO] Norwich Magistrates' Court heard that in October 2010, Mr Beane was cleaning the underside of a conveyor belt on a carrot processing ...

Fairer deal for UK hauliers

...r charge would be enforced by DVLA records, ANPR cameras and checks by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at the roadside. VOSA would also be able to issue fixed penalties on the spot to non-compliant drivers (and take financial deposits from drivers based outside the UK). 4. Most EU states charge lorries for using their roads e.g. ...

Dirty hands costs lives

...may not be easy to translate or understand. "Our products combined with support, training and advice on where to place dispensers offers a total solution for the industry." The new range forms part of the Gojo Hygiene Management System for Food Processing Facilities, which also incorporates the Signol hand wash counter to monitor the frequenc...

A breath of clean air for Afghan police officers and their European advisors

...he-range air purifiers, together with a year's supply of 425 replacement filters to the European Police Mission, EUPOL, in Kabul, Afghanistan, a city with one of the worst air pollution problems in the world.[TRIMTO] "Contributing to the health and wellbeing of the police officers serving in very difficult conditions with the European Police Mis...

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...o have hit most of Northern and Central Europe this week. The winds are really howling around my office but at least it's not -25 degrees! Figures recently released show that the majority of accidents caused this time of year are by drivers setting off before they've cleared their windscreens and mirrors properly. That's not something I'm gen...

Carpex/Windex: just five weeks off

...ct business, network and to keep up to date with the latest industry developments. Products and services for all aspects of carpet cleaning will be on show including cleaning machinery, fire and flood restoration products, carpet cleaning chemicals, steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners and more. Windex is targeted at window cleaners, contract cleaner...

A 'Clean Sweep' for OCS at Brunel University

...West London, has awarded a contract to OCS to provide a range of housekeeping and environmental services, enhancing the student experience across the university's buildings and estates. OCS will work with the university to increase service quality and efficiencies over the length of the contract - initially three years with a potential two year ...

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: 60 years of Britain at work

... - knowledge workers - has risen from 25% to 44%. And the share of people employed in 'personal services' and 'sales and customer services' has risen from 6% to around 16%. * In 1952 there were 9.5 million members of UK trade unions (40% of employees). By 2011 that number had fallen to 6.5 million (26% of employees). It is estimated that when th...

Yuasa launches new Pro-Spec batteries for semi-traction applications

...s featuring advanced charge technology to deliver extra power, higher reliability and prolonged service life. The new batteries are designed for use in electric vehicles such as floor cleaning machines, materials handling equipment and access platforms as well as golf carts and mobility vehicles.[TRIMTO] The Pro-Spec range has been specifically ...

Facilities managers and Cleaning Pro's 'will pay more for sustainable products'

...ilities managers and cleaning professionals would pay more for products made by a company that practices sustainability.* However, 28% of respondents indicated they would not pay more and 30% were "not sure". The survey was conducted online in January 2012. Nearly 150 people participated in the survey. When asked, how much more are you wi...

Check who's working for you, Olympics firms told

...the Games. HMRC routinely tackles attempts to defraud the Exchequer, including the use of false invoices and hijacked VAT registrations. "Businesses that use labour providers can help prevent these forms of tax abuse - and avoid involvement in fraudulent supply chains - by being alert and asking the right questions." Businesses should ask: ...

Tristel launches sporicidal wipes you can actually see work

...highly effective way to decontaminate all hard surfaces, including those of non-invasive medical devices and food preparation areas.[TRIMTO] Quick and easy to use, the Tristel Sporicidal surface wipe uses chlorine dioxide to provide high-level disinfection against all microorganisms (spores, mycobacteria, viruses, fungi, bacteria) in under a min...

MITIE Chief Executive awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List for 2012

...for 2012 and will be honoured with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to business and diversity in business.[TRIMTO] Ruby joined MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, in 2002 and was appointed as CEO in 2007. She is one of a small number of women holding the position of Chief Executive in...

Chicago hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...hrough instructor-led educational courses, an expo showcasing the latest workplace products and services, cutting-edge facility tours, and other professional development and networking opportunities.[TRIMTO] Held April 11th - 13th in Chicago, Ill., at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Facility Fusion will bring together a collection of in...

Improving street cleaning and waste collection in Chennai

A new street cleaning and waste collection service has been introduced in the city of Chennai. According to The Hindu, a route map has been designed, taking in all 200 wards of the Chennai Corporation, which will facilitate better accountability in as much as any streets not cleaned by 10.00 each day will be listed.[TRIMTO] An online route m...

New contract win takes Incentive QAS to dizzy heights

...nd internal common area glass cleaning. Other responsibilities include pest control, janitorial services, washroom services and the cleaning of the fully glazed 'double-deck' scenic elevators. Six staff are transferring under the Landlord's contract. Incentive QAS reports to the managing agent, Cushman & Wakefield, and its on-site Support Se...

Better-than-national infection rate drops even further at hospital using Xenex

...nt/CEO Craig Melin, whilst applauding the efforts of hospital staff, particularly environmental services and nursing team members, to accommodate the additional step of UV disinfection. "Cooley Dickinson's extra efforts mean the chances of getting an infection in this hospital are significantly less than 1%, compared to a 5% risk in general in t...

Emprise celebrates 10 years at The Berkeley by rewarding cleaning staff

Emprise Services celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its cleaning contract with The Berkeley, by recognising the efforts of its long-serving staff cleaning the 5* luxury Knightsbridge hotel.[TRIMTO] Emprise provides behind the scenes services including kitchen cleaning, porters and a flexible back of house support staff to the Berkeley throu...

Major new TV series seeks Britain's most colourful and unconventional workplaces

...ity for a small to medium sized business to showcase themselves on prime time television and get noticed for doing things differently. If you think you are The Business or know anyone that might be suitable please get in touch with Anshu Ahuja with the name of your company and a brief description. T: 0207 033 2267 E: anshu.ahuja@dragonfly...

Bower Products launches quality stainless steel air freshener

...l air fresheners from Bower Products provides a sweet smelling 'touch of class' to any washroom, office or retail area.[TRIMTO] Well designed and hand constructed with smart curved edges, the new Scentronic Stainless air freshener is available in either a high gloss mirror or grained finish. A choice of four scents is currently provided inclu...

Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger

...ts are a clear warning that more efforts to boost innovation are needed," says European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship. "If we want to close the gap with our main economic partners and to overcome the current crisis, innovation deserves all our attention. In particular I count on enterprises...

Dealing with feminine hygiene waste in a revolutionary new way

It is common knowledge within the industry that hygiene companies that service feminine hygiene units either do so by way of liner or bin exchange. Companies favouring liner exchange will typically have to buy a quality plastic liner, buy a form of sanitising agent (usually in the form of sachets, liquids or granules), and incur labour costs as ...

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...eet must be like rhino skin." The 100 odd householders Imam looks after each day pay for the service and he has to make a good job of it to avoid complaints and the possibility of the sack. The job is highly prized because of the regular income it brings and there are plenty of others waiting to take over if Imam fails to please. Wilbur quickly ...

All clean at Northampton College

Norse Commercial Services has kicked off 2012 by announcing the award of a contract to provide the cleaning at Northampton College. The three-year contract, worth approximately £350K per year, started on 1st January. Cleaning operations cover the three College sites, with staff transferring from the two incumbent contractors thereby co...

Government urged to boost credibility of apprenticeship schemes

The Forum of Private Business has urged the Government to simplify the entire apprenticeship system to make it more business-friendly and appealing to industry leaders.[TRIMTO] Marking National Apprenticeship Week (6th - 10th February), the business support organisation made its submission to the Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committ...

Pest problems solved with the WoolSafe Organisation

...lved in the maintenance of carpet who wish to expand their operations to include this in-demand service. Steve Bakker, marketing manager, WoolSafe explains the reason for introducing the course in 2012: "With cases of textile pests on the rise, carpet technicians are coming across the destruction caused by carpet beetles and moths on an incre...

In-depth study reveals controlling, target-driven approach to leadership as counter-productive

...y seek to understand people and their motives. Instead of developing others through training and advice, they do this through challenge and support. They manage performance holistically, attending to the mood and behaviour of their people as well as organisational objectives. And instead of seeing people as one of many priorities, they put the emph...

Catalogue of safety failings by Rotherham recycling firm

...ngs at the facility that inspectors took immediate enforcement action, issuing three Prohibition Notices to halt further work in some areas. Two Improvement Notices were later served giving the firm time to take effective remedial action. The investigation exposed several examples where there were no or inadequate safeguards in place to prevent ...

Sercon celebrates new association with cleaning contract win

Ayrshire based cleaning and security service provider, Sercon Support Services, has beaten off stiff competition to be awarded a cleaning services contract with Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.[TRIMTO] Hanover currently manages homes for more than 5,000 residents throughout Scotland, offering the choice of rented; shared ownership; shar...

Helping British Airways 'To Fly. To Serve'

British Airways has awarded a five year aircraft cleaning and amenity services contract for all its aircraft based at Heathrow Airport. OCS, which has provided aviation services to British Airways at London Heathrow Airport for over 20 years, secured the contract to become BA's sole aircraft grooming supplier following a competitive tender proces...

Camden Council appoints ISS as new facilities management partner

Camden Council has awarded a three-year contract to ISS Facility Services to manage building cleaning, reactive repairs, planned maintenance, helpdesk services, and porterage in 62 schools, 10 children's centres and 162 other council buildings, including libraries and offices.[TRIMTO] Camden will move from a range of support contracts with diff...

RIA introduces new website for 2012 Convention

...s member firms worldwide. It provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration. T: 301-231-6505 ext. 28 F: 301-231-6569 E: pharman@restorationindustry.org W: www.riaconvention.org / www.restorationindustry.org ...

Guests protected from filthy hotel rooms by new safety systems

...ny enables these organisations to meet and exceed local and international legislative and best practice requirements for health & safety, through the implementation of HACCP and compliance management systems. Check Safety First also offers training, ongoing assessment and appraisals in accordance with the Cristal Mark, a standard developed in l...

Steady stream of biobased products are headed our way in 2012

...mance effective, we have seen a definite growth in biobased cleaning products," says Mike Sawchuk, Vice President and General Manager of Enviro-Solutions, the Canadian-based manufacturer of green cleaning products. According to Mike, a biobased product is one that is composed in whole or in significant part of renewable agricultural materials su...

"Y Viva Espana" says the cleaning industry

...here." Visitors to the trade fair represented all the sectors, from distributors to cleaning services firms; they also included some high calibre end-users, such as hotel and catering businesspeople, medical centres, training centres, hypermarkets and shopping malls, etc. "All this is thanks to the efforts made by everyone involved in this pr...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 gets the 'Yes' vote!

...try, we are certain the visitors will flock to the SECC to see the wealth of great products and services on offer in our industry. "We will be showcasing our Bay West brand of washroom dispensing systems (which are installed within the SECC washrooms!) that are designed to offer an end to wastage, over-use, abuse, pilferage and run-out. The hand...

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...ly made me grin and I emailed the demonstration video across to John, who works from a different office, so he could have a look at it too. For some 19 of the 20 years I've worked in the industry, I've known that people don't use block soap anymore. It's messy and unhygienic and it spreads germs. I thought it was dead and buried but no... Someon...

Quality pays for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

...lationship with Vernacare." Vernacare recently announced that it was reducing its medical pulp prices by up to 19% to provide the NHS with cash savings totalling £1.5 million. The biggest reductions are focused on the most popular products to deliver maximum savings for Trusts Vernacare provides what it says is the largest range of medi...

Starting an office recycling programme... becoming a worm wrangler

Although an estimated 80% - 90% of solid waste generated in American offices is recyclable, the US Environmental Protection Agency believes most US office locations can implement far more effective recycling initiatives to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money.[TRIMTO] Because of this, CFR, which manufactures continuous recycling c...

Cannon Hygiene UK confirms commitment to floorcare and roller towels

...egories.[TRIMTO] The contracts exchanged between JAM, the Textile Rental division of Johnson Service Group, and OCS, relate to the divestment of the Cannon Textile Care business and specified garment, towels and linen. The service provision of roller towels and floorcare by Cannon Hygiene is not affected by this transaction. Cannon Hygiene c...

Norse wins contract with Suffolk ports

Norse Commercial Services has been awarded the contract for cleaning at Felixstowe and Harwich ports. Hutchison Ports, which operates both Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, have awarded the contact starting on 1st April 2012. The contract covers day-to-day and specialist cleaning at over 100 different locations around the p...

Altro taps Regent Cleaning know-how in joint training initiative

...th Garden City, Hertfordshire. Now, the two companies have joined forces to develop a special Advice Pack for operatives tasked with cleaning Altro safety flooring. Says Altro service excellence manager Terry Oakley: "Regent's input has been invaluable. Our better understanding of what customers and those providing maintenance services exp...

Cleaning company sets shining example

The manager of a support services company responsible for keeping the new Sainsbury's store in Irvine clean and hygienic has given bright futures to 15 previously unemployed local people, having enlisted the help of Ingeus, the company responsible for finding him work back in 2010.[TRIMTO] Paul Edgar, a site manager for contract cleaner Inters...

PHS Direct and The National Forest: Families plant trees in a new woodland.

...st and say 'we did this'." The National Forest area covers 200 square miles of the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Its objective is to increase woodland cover within its boundaries from an initial six per cent to about a third. No multi-purpose forest on this scale has been created in the UK for one thousand years. To ...

New 21st century disinfection and hand sanitisation products set to zap the world's superbugs!

...sing a landmark agreement with the Tunisian government which will place Tunisia's public health service at the 'cutting edge' of public hygiene standards worldwide, spearheading something of a 'hygiene revolution'. ...

A pilot sanitation project is about to begin in Lahore, Pakistan

...areas of the city, using 600 new, imported items of equipment. It is the first time that such a service has been implemented in the country. The Lahore Waste Management Company will initially provide the service in 16 union councils of Data Gunj Bakhsh and Gulberg Towns and if successful, the service will be rolled out in other parts of the city ov...

Fuller Brush Company files for bankruptcy protection

...reditors under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code.[TRIMTO] According to Chief Restructuring Officer, Lawrence Perkins, the filing was a necessary means to effectuate a reorganisation of the company in an effort to return it to profitability and restructure its balance sheet. The company has negotiated a new line of credit that provides immedia...

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...ed to some civilians because of perceived human rights infringements! And of course many of our servicemen and women have lost their jobs - either because they've been made redundant or because their injuries mean they can no longer carry out the work they were originally enlisted to do. As you can imagine, I was delighted to see a company from ...

MagicArt Trolleys

Do you want to strengthen your image, service and professionalism? With 'MagicArt' Trolleys you can do just that! They are the new fantastic line of TTS Hotel Linen Trolleys, unique for their elegance, diversity of style, range of functions and attention to detail. Unlike most other trolleys in the market today, 'MagicArt' trolleys can be comp...

How to beat the BIG boys - What the giants of the industry just don't get

by our US correspondent, Ed Selkow I used to look forward to reading our trade journals. Services Magazine, Cleaning Management, Building Services Management and a couple long gone now. Those magazines weren't just bathroom reading for me, I would hang on every word, read every article and carefully read every single ad. Editors had names li...

Regent wins cleaning contract for Blatchford prosthetics sites

...tional contractor Regent Cleaning has expanded its healthcare portfolio with the appointment to service three sites at the Basingstoke headquarters of one of the world's leading providers of prosthetic and orthotic products and services.[TRIMTO] Blatchford is a manufacturer and global distributor of lower limb prosthetic components and supplies ...

Jangro Member wins top Deb Award

...VP of Sales, Deb Inc (left), formerly Deb Ltd Commercial Director T: 0845 458 5223 E: centraloffice@jangrohq.net W: www.jangro.net ...

Expansion underway at Ecolab's Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minnesotta

...mpany's institutional business, which provides cleaning and sanitation products, programmes and services to customers in the foodservice, hospitality and healthcare industries. The facility will also provide additional space for research facilities expansion.[TRIMTO] The Institutional training centre will include wet labs and classrooms as well ...

Yet another landmark building cleaning contract win for Principle

With another iconic building to add to its impressive portfolio, Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have won a high status contract for the prestigious Lloyd's of London at One Lime Street.[TRIMTO] Lloyd's is not a company and the building is not open to the public. It is the world's leading insurance market where members...

RIA announces Martin L. King scholarship events at Annual Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

... accomplishments of RIA's advanced certificants, honour those who have given countless hours of service to the organisation, recognise those who have demonstrated excellence in their field of restoration, and pay tribute to a man who has made an indelible impression on the practice of restoration. A tribute to Martin King will be presented durin...

OCS acquires majority stake in Integris management Services

OCS, the international facilities services provider, has acquired a majority stake in Integris Management Services, a leading provider of maintenance and FM Services in Ireland. OCS employs over 1500 people in Ireland providing a range of property support and aviation services. Speaking of the acquisition, Cecil Ryan, Regional Managing Direc...

Soapbox: Consider environmental impact when selecting wiping systems

...gh incineration, thereby diverting the wiper waste from a landfill. This is done via a disposal service that picks up used wipers and then transports them to a waste-to-energy facility for energy recovery. These disposal services can also handle the safe disposal of used wipers in a landfill. Both options are carried out in accordance with all fede...

ISSA wins top honour

...op honour in the association management industry when it was named the winner of the Publisher's Choice Award in the Association Trends' Association Excellence Contest.[TRIMTO] ISSA's Promise Kit, mailed to members in October to launch the association's new emphasis on changing the way the world views cleaning, was the project to receive this aw...

Chance for employers to participate in a new £250m training fund

...is is a unique opportunity and potential projects could include: * Developing and shaping apprenticeship frameworks to meet industry needs * Forming employer guilds * Gaining support for specific areas of training provision The above list is only a small sample of project ideas that may gain support from the fund and Asset Skills would like t...

Speed manufacturing finds a new home

...for their customers. Four days is exceptional for the industry, but even a next day delivery service is available for urgent fulfilment. Speed manufacturing in its truest sense. Greyland Ltd Tameside Park Industrial Estate Cheshire SK16 4PP Tel: +44 (0) 161 476 3607 Fax: +44 (0) 161 476 3708 Email: sales@greyland.co.uk Web: www.greyl...

Silverdell awarded with framework contracts in Utilities and Social Housing sectors

Silverdell, the Specialist Environmental Support Services group, has been awarded framework contracts for consultancy in the Utilities and Social Housing sectors, with a combined approximate value of £1.4m, as well as an asbestos remediation contract worth approximately £2.25m.[TRIMTO] The company has secured a contract worth approx...

Kennedy introduces the new Ellipse range

...ngs a highly modern and attractive look to Kennedy`s tried-and-tested robust and best-in-class, service-friendly, washroom dispensers. The new design, with its pure and straight lines, an undulating wave shape suggesting fluidity and movement, a new pure white colour, and a distinctive elliptic insert all come together to define the range's identit...

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...nearly as much as the comments made this week by the British Olympic Association's chief medical officer, Dr. Ian McCurdie, when he suggested that for the same reason, our athletes refrain from shaking hands... Rather unsportsmanlike don't you think? But then so is the way the tickets were sold so that only the very wealthy were likely to be ...

Renowned German cleaning machine manufacturer appoints Wrennalls as UK agent

...taehle Group, a family run business with a turnover of more than €75 million. With its head office located in Stuttgart, Columbus has based its success on designing and manufacturing a wide range of automatic scrubbers, single disc machines, wet and dry vacuum cleaners and spray extraction machines for any environment. Shaun Bradbury, Manag...

Robert Scott & Sons acquires Contico Manufacturing

...oducts.[TRIMTO] "Both Robert Scott and Contico have longstanding reputations for quality and service standards that we feel can only be enhanced by this acquisition," says Alastair Scott, who confirms that Contico will continue to operate from its premises in Redruth, Cornwall, under the current management team. T: 01457 819494 F: 01457 81949...

OCS Group expands in Singapore through Don Thaker acquisition

...oup's strategic GBP40 million expansion plan for the region. Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive Officer for OCS Group, explains: "We intend to grow revenues derived from overseas operations rapidly over the next three years. Following the acquisition of DTG, our Singapore-based operations will serve as a critical pillar of this global expansion ef...

A high performance service for a high performance business - GKN Aerospace

...es and engine products to the global aviation industry, recently awarded a five-year facilities services contract valued at over £5 million to OCS.[TRIMTO] At the company's Filton and Western Approach sites, OCS will provide cleaning services for office and industrial areas, reception and vending services, along with logistics, loading and...

British Cleaning Council holds 30th Anniversary Reception in Palace of Westminster

...tion government's growth strategy and emphasise government support for the cleaning and support services sectors, outlining policies that will improve business conditions and help businesses manage their workforce numbers better. Finally, William Keegan CBE, Chief Economics Commentator for the Observer, gave a short address on the state of the e...

ACI says safety built into cleaning product DNA; refutes study designed to scare

... testing takes place before cleaning products hit the shelves," said Richard Sedlak, ACI Executive Vice President, Technical & International Affairs. "Detailed safety assessments are conducted by companies throughout the lifecycle of a product. In essence, safety is built into the DNA of cleaning product development and manufacturing." ACI ...

Leader

...ish to pay extra council tax to fund the extra cleaning, so was not expecting a clear path to my office the following week, although the chat I had with the woman responsible for street cleaning did make me feel that at least someone was listening. I've said it before but it's all down to educating our young people not to litter and not to drink...

CSSA comments on minimum wage increase

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement on changes to the National Minimum Wage rates from October 2012. Andrew Large, CSSA Chief Executive, commented: "Cleaning businesses will welcome the approach taken towards the 2012 National Minimum Wage rate.[TRIMTO] "The LPC has recognised that many firms are fac...

An Olympic start to the year for Principle Cleaning!

Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have secured the contract to clean accommodation which G4S is using to prepare its staff for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.[TRIMTO] G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group. With a heritage going back over a century and, with more than 625,000 emplo...

LPM Cleaning goes 'quackers' in support of Brainwave children's charity

LPM Cleaning & Support Services has joined with numerous companies in and around the North West to support Brainwave, a charity which aims to realise the potential of children with developmental delay, brain injuries and genetic conditions.[TRIMTO] The UK contract cleaning specialist is one of a number of organisations sponsoring a giant d...

LPM shows commitment to environment and service with introduction of new range

LPM Cleaning & Support Services is further demonstrating its commitment to minimising the impact that its business has on the environment, with the introduction of a number of new market-leading products, including a range of super-concentrate chemicals as well as improved cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] The nationwide contract cleaning and ma...

MITIE awarded £6m integrated facilities management contract with Worldpay

FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company MITIE has been awarded a three year, £2 million per annum contract with global payment processing company WorldPay.[TRIMTO] The contract will run across WorldPay's four UK sites, including its headquarters in London, which employ a total of 2,000 staff. As part of the contract MITIE will...

OspreyDeepclean introduces the new SteamForce range

...ectors, bringing the benefits of truly professional steam cleaning technology at very competitive price levels, of particular importance in today's uncertain economic climate. In addition to the usual benefits provided by steam cleaning equipment over more traditional methods the SteamForce range raises the bar by presenting a class-leading spe...

£5 million up for grabs for Britain's start-up stars

...pound;5 million investment fund from MITIE Group. MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, is thought to be the only FTSE firm to fund and operate an investment start-up programme, which is facilitated via its £10m Entrepreneurial Fund. It has invested half of the money since the Fund was launched in 2011 and now pla...

Achieve professional results in the shortest time with Window Vac

...which can be achieved in a single charge (based on an average UK window size of 1 x 1.5m and the device's ability to clean up to 60m per charge). The Karcher Window Vac is lithium-ion battery driven and cordless. "We are thrilled to have created a product that cleans windows and surfaces in a fraction of the time it can take using traditional me...

Exterior cleaning: System solutions ensure economical street cleansing and grounds maintenance

..., for reasons of false economy, people fall back on the cheapest machines. However, substandard service or expensive finance can quickly lead to excessive total costs. That is why it is important to answer the following three questions when choosing machine and manufacturer: Which machines best meet the demands made upon you? Does the manufactur...

Jigsaw gives new hospital Royal treatment

...unit, a 32-bed critical care unit, and new facilities for renal, intestinal failure and urology services. The hospital has 65 members of the cleaning team, which will use 32 new trolley systems introduced by Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, designed for the optimum use of space, with a variety of sized buckets and storage compartments for the cleaning p...

Surface cleaning the 'green' way:lLiability and risk management - does it make cents?

...or they can: 2. Contain and collect the wash water and drum it for disposal off site, contacting a licensed hauler who will manifest, truck and dispose of the wash water properly at a government approved disposal facility. Or they can: 3. Contain, collect and clean the wastewater with a recycling system on site of each cleaning activity, enabling l...

Jani-King crowned 'Official Cleaning Company' for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Savannah

...he St. Patrick's Day celebration. Its role will be to continuously monitor and provide cleaning services and support throughout each day and night of the festival. Jani-King franchisees and their crews will work from 08.00 tomorrow, Friday 16th March through to the following morning. Their final event cleaning maintenance is scheduled for 03.00 Sun...

New ways of working at height demand the highest training standards

...s to mind is window cleaning; however there is a much broader range of complex building support services which involves the need to work at high levels. This includes gutter clearances, bird proofing, roof repairs, cleaning of extractor vents and building inspections, including surveys and specialist reports.[TRIMTO] Increasingly, companies are ...

The Truvox TruSweep 460 is sweeping across Britain

...y making an impact by sweeping up leaves, cigarette ends and general litter in car parks, around office buildings, in loading bays, warehouses and industrial units all over Britain.[TRIMTO] As the machine does not use electricity, it does not pose a risk of people tripping over a trailing lead. The operator is therefore able to sweep up all the...

Ecolab expands Brazil institutional business

...e Comercio de Produtos de Higiene e Limpeza, a provider of cleaning and sanitising products and services to the Brazilian foodservice industry. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, its annual sales are approximately US$9 million. The business operations will be integrated with Ecolab's existing Brazil institutional business. No further details were disc...

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...h fun it was. We then sat down to an English cream tea served on beautiful bone china - neatly sliced sandwiches without the crusts, tiny filled pastries, fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam followed by cupcakes - and to accompany it, proper tea poured from a tea pot containing real tea leaves (hence the need for a tea strainer).....

Survey reveals professionals "unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures"

...cting Clarity' survey indicated that they believe that to clean and disinfect a surface, you have twice as much work on your hands. In other words, cleaning and disinfecting are two separate tasks.[TRIMTO] This finding confirms what P&G Professional experts have observed and which they believe to be a common misconception... In fact, it was ...

Find a flexible trolley solution with new VoleoFlex

..."At Vileda Professional we understand the demands of operating an effective, efficient cleaning service," comments Karen Barker, Marketing Manager at Vileda Professional. "Our aim is to provide products that make the job easier for the user and we believe VoleoFlex offers the ultimate in versatility and manoeuvrability in areas of limited space and...

UK's Low Pay Commission welcomes Government's acceptance of its 2012 report

...at £4.98 an hour and the 16 - 17 Year Old Rate will remain at £3.68 an hour. The Apprentice Rate will increase from £2.60 to £2.65 an hour. The Chair of the Low Pay Commission, David Norgrove said: "Our recommendations this year are, as ever, based on extensive economic evidence and take account of the prospects for th...

Premiere Products announces exciting new partnership

...d machines for many years now. Established in 1924, the company remains focused on the customer service, technical support, product quality, innovation and choice for which it is renowned.[TRIMTO] Yesterday, the company announced an exciting new partnership agreement with Swiss machine manufacturer, Wetrok. This partnership agreement sees Premie...

Ecolab introduces cleaning solution for EMEA food manufacturers, that dissolves low trans fat oils

... food processing operations has created new cleaning challenges," said Andreas Weilinghoff, senior vice president and general manager of Ecolab Food & Beverage, EMEA. "As the oil mist from frying and baking processes comes into contact with equipment and surfaces, extremely stubborn soils build up, making surfaces very slippery and difficult to...

Keynote speakers announced for AHCP 2012 National Conference

...and Ireland. AHCP members are directly involved in managing and delivering cleaning and hygiene services in most NHS and independent hospitals. Members also hold key roles in many primary care and GP clinics and surgeries, nursing and care homes and other residential care settings provided by the public, charitable and independent sectors. AHCP ...

We have Mail: from Mike Bone of the Loo of the Year Awards

...ril 2012, I will become Chairman of BTA and Richard Chisnell, previously BTA Chairman, will become Vice President. Sir William Lawrence will remain as BTA Honorary President. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past four years as Director of the BTA. Thank you for your personal loyal support through this period. The BTA continues to succeed, despite ...

Healthcare acquired superbug infections on the rise

...re most commonly caused by the contaminated hands of healthcare workers and contaminated medical devices, the failure of staff to comply with local policies, procedures and guidelines and the use of ineffective disinfectants and sanitisers. Alcohol based products such as hand gels are thought by some to be aiding the growth of these superbugs, a...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council extends waste contract with Acumen

... the Council saving money, reducing CO2 emissions and providing our residents with a first rate service," says Trevor Nicoll, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. "The Council therefore had no hesitation in extending our contract with Acumen Distribution until 2016." Acumen collects an average of 33 to...

Top safety accreditation for Pr1me Cleaning Services

Pr1me Cleaning Services is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. The West Sussex based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health & safety practise amongst UK contractors. ...

Free webinar on how to improve PPE compliance being staged next month

... latest in a series of free webinars that 3M is hosting throughout 2012 and will offer practical advice around the issues of wearing PPE in the workplace. PPE specialists Alan McArthur and Sarah Broadbent of the 3M Safety Solutions Division will lead the webinar in discussion around 'What is non-compliance and how can it be identified?' and will...

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam offers exciting seminar programme

...articular addressing global hand hygiene initiatives Hosted by the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) and ISSA Dutch National MiniCongress: Clean = Healthy Speakers: Thea Daha, Annelies van Bronswijk en Nelly Holland Hosted by Amsterdam RAI, NVZ, OSB, SVS, VSR en ISSA Thursday 10th May Facility Management and the Clea...

ServiceMaster awarded national accreditation for environmental clean-up efforts

ServiceMaster has achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation following successful efforts to improve its carbon footprint. The British Standards accreditation was awarded after Leicester based ServiceMaster introduced an Environmental Management System project to help reduce wastage, improve on recycling and save on electricity use in the ...

Injuries sustained through fall from chemical storage tank lead to fine

...d two and a half metres, landing on a metal girder below. His employer, Hutchinson Technical Services (HTS), was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive following an investigation into the incident at its Ditton Road site in May 2010. Runcorn Magistrates' Court was told the worker was knocked unconscious when he fell to the ground, an...

New Vectair product set to revolutionise feminine hygiene unit servicing

...lution that the company believes will revolutionise the way in which feminine hygiene units are serviced.[TRIMTO] The new Femcare system is designed mainly for customers servicing feminine hygiene units with liner exchange rather than bin exchange. It allows these individuals and organisations to overcome some of the inherent drawbacks to an oth...

We have Mail: Response to Survey reveals professionals "unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures"

...laboratory test results should be ignored - far from it - they provide the basis for an informed choice as part of product procurement standard(s). The use of disinfectants abides with the most important principle - a dirty surface cannot be sanitary. Soiling on any surface, whether that is light soiling or heavy soiling, provides the base for t...

People

...ne food presentation industry, Sarah brings a wealth of digital marketing knowledge in the food service sector to Harrison Wipes, as it continues its success into a leading, cleaning wipes brand. "This is an extremely exciting time to be in the wiping industry," she says. "Harrison Wipes is a widely admired and respected company in the industry and...

Cleaning firm fined over porter's death at Bolton hospital

...hould be loaded from the front, away from the controls, but the court was told it was standard practice for porters to load it from the side. Mr Bonomy had been employed by the company since July 2005. He had recently returned to work after taking time off to nurse his wife through terminal cancer before her death. Tony Slade, one of Peter's ...

UMF to provide infection prevention products to Sodexo under multiyear agreement

...y in the US, Canada and Mexico. "Of all the products we evaluated, PerfectClean delivers the services, performance and training necessary to exceed our customers' requirements for clean, safe and sterile results," explains Jim Pazzanese, Supply Management, Vice President of Procurement, Sodexo. "In fact, PerfectClean products are a perfect stra...

3M's new matting really makes an entrance!

...d forth to central laundries, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Ideal for use in offices, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, Nomad Aqua Series comes in a choice of colours, sizes and grades to fit most decor, or any traffic level. Available as free standing, drop down mats, it can also be supplied in rolls to cut and custom-fit...

Grout discoloration problem rectified at Rolls-Royce showroom

...oductivity from the Multiwash. "I am extremely happy with both the Multiwash machine and the service that Cleaning Systems UK provided," says Brian Dickson. "Our showroom now provides the perfect environment for the finest cars in the world". T: 023 8070 6600 E: sales@truvox.com W: www.truvox.com T: 01334 656787 E: craig@cleaningsyst...

MITIE's new Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma revolutionises cleaning

MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, is investing heavily in a Lean Six Sigma team that will help to revolutionise the way cleaning services can be delivered. The Lean Environment team is headed by Jon Lightowler who is a qualified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.[TRIMTO] Lean Six Sigma cleaning operations are alre...

Toucan play: Regent first major contractor to adopt cleaning innovation

... all of its operational sites. Regent currently employs 4,500 operatives at over 1000 sites, serviced via 10 regional offices. The company aims to have two Toucan Eco units in use on every site. Developed by UK company Centrego, the solution's added qualities of non-toxicity and overall ecological soundness are expected to see ready adoption ...

Outbreaks of SARS and flu forces Taiwan to implement infection control measures

... Control has incorporated the guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization and best practices followed by both the United States and European Union to effectively reduce the number of HAI cases. "In turn, the participants in the infection control market, namely the manufacturers of disinfectant equipment, gels, and scrubs, could imple...

We have Mail: What is Clean 2

...cleaning is to be carried out in a systematic and consistent way.  ATP testers are great devices. Like you said, they are prone to interference from organic matter (all living cells, not just bacteria, produce ATP), but they are quick and very sensitive. Other methods could include florescence dyes in the cleaning solution. The accuracy of ...

CK Group to launch new OxyPharm disinfection at AHCP event

...istributor Innotec Hygiene Solutions in partnership with CK Group who will be offering discounted prices on OxyPharm at the AHCP Conference and Exhibition. For more information contact: CK Group Tel: 020 8659 6748 Fax: 020 8659 6780 Email: admin@ckgroupservices.com Web: www.ckgroupservices.com Innotec Hygiene Solutions Tel: 07791 79795...

Pay market App launched to support managers on the move

...ts of useful built-in guidance notes to steer the user though each step. The Lite version is also priced to be affordable to anyone who needs to decide whether their current pay level or the salary offered by a new job are competitive. However, the biggest user of Jobsworth will be managers on the move. It will no longer be necessary for the HR p...

RJC Cleaning to distribute award-winning Kaivac system in UK

...m. "We are looking to reconnect Kaivac to its customer base in the UK and offer an excellent service, full training in the use of the equipment - and, of course, the supply of equipment, parts and servicing," Richard Johnson, Sales Director of RJC Cleaning Solutions, told us. Richard believes that the newly launched modular Omniflex Crossover...

New Eco-Friendly Washcloth saves money and the environment

...omplements Synergy Health's established Conti range of dry patient wipes, providing even greater choice for reliable and effective patient cleansing and continence care. The Conti Washcloth can also be macerated. Joanne Hardwick of Synergy Health, says: "We're very proud to have developed a new quality wipe to extend our comprehensive range of h...

Learn how to get the best out of your cleaning equipment batteries

...n focusing on a variety of battery topics such as deep-cycle battery technologies, maintenance practices, charging procedures and safety when handling batteries.[TRIMTO] A new 'Trojan Tips' video tutorial will premiere each month throughout 2012 on the Trojan Battery corporate website. The first 'Trojan Tips' video, which debuts this week, revi...

Brayborne secures three new local authority contracts and BP Pangborne

Berkshire based Brayborne Cleaning Services has had confirmation of three new contracts for Hampshire County Council . The contractor has been awarded Brookfield Community School & Language College , Hamble Community School and Thornden School. All these contracts are for a minimum term of three years with possible extensions to a maximum ...

VDM presents 'DMX' - the evolution of the MX project

...nnovative, with technological solutions that make it really special, the new series of DMX multiservice trolleys represents the evolution of Italian manufacturer VDM's MX project...[TRIMTO] This line, designed to cope with the diverse demands of the contract cleaning market, includes all the features needed to clean in every type of environment,...

Jangro Belfast refurbishes Olympic Torch

...bit worse for its travels, so he made a slight detour and called in Jangro Member Interclean for advice.[TRIMTO] Surprised Interclean Director Railton Snape was quick to produce the best cleaning tool for the task - a Jangro microfibre cloth. In two minutes he was rubbing away as if it was the Genie's lamp - and although the Genie did not appe...

Hundreds of Houston janitors go on strike

The following is a release from the Service Employees International Union based in the US, issued yesterday: Last night, following a month of protests and one-day strikes across the city of Houston, hundreds of Houston janitors walked off the job in the first city-wide janitors' strike since 2006. The janitors have called the strike to protest ...

Vermopping the UK

... since 2005, the innovative range of quality made products from Germany soon gained a substantial slice of the UK healthcare market through leading cleaning contractors at NHS Trust hospitals, including at such world famous names as Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Headed up by UK Sales Manager Gareth Jenkins (pictured), who leads a dedica...

Poor hospital cleaning revealed in recent Canadian study

...leaning workers are being forced to do more with less and do it faster, according to Mike Sawchuk, Vice President & General Manager of Enviro-Solutions, a leading manufacturer of Green cleaning chemicals that is based in Canada. "The study found that at one time, one cleaning worker was responsible for cleaning one floor of a hospital. Now t...

Recycling company prosecuted after worker's foot is crushed

...level and negotiated a potential sponsorship package. He cannot learn to drive and acquire his car licence and has not been able to return to work. The HSE investigation found there was no system in operation to ensure moving vehicles and pedestrians were segregated. Employees were simply told verbally to stay clear of manoeuvring vehicles. A...

605 US colleges and universities recover 92,000,000 lbs of organic and recyclable materials during RecycleMania

...country and remind students about the good things that happen when they recycle." Joseph Russo, vice president sales & marketing for SCA's North American away from home professional hygiene business, says:"We are proud to sponsor RecycleMania, and we share students' commitment to protecting the environment. We urge all universities to evalu...

Trojan Battery names C.I.A.K. distributor for eastern Europe

...e our customers in eastern Europe an unrivalled offering of battery products, outstanding local service and technical support and comprehensive training resources," says Mat Segal, senior vice president of global business development. "By working with a strong local distributor such as C.I.A.K. Trojan has continued its international expansion stra...

Image Office Cleaning's emergency response team gives FMs peace of mind

Image Office Cleaning's emergency response team was recently called out urgently by client Knight Frank late one evening to clean and dry carpets soaked as a result of a leaking ceiling VAV system. Without the team's fast response, a high level meeting planned for the next day would have been postponed. "Calls for help like this occur more fre...

OCS brews up contract with Typhoo

...CS has strengthened its contract with one of Britain's best loved tea brands, Typhoo, to provide office and factory cleaning at its site in Moreton on the Wirral peninsula.[TRIMTO] A strong relationship with the client developed after a workwear contract was secured in 2006 - and, since 2008, OCS has provided high level cleaning to the factory. ...

British Cleaning Council announces details of its 2012 Conference

...e of the early bird discount as soon as possible." Early bird tickets for the Conference 2012, priced at just £99 plus VAT, are available until the end of April from the British Cleaning Council's website: britishcleaningcouncil.org/cleaningconference.html Limited sponsorship berths are also available, please contact Peter Carrol: ...

Swisher unveils new look in the UK

Swisher, one of the UK's leading contract hygiene service providers, announces its renewed business focus and new look, complete with a raft of innovative products to complement its existing service offering.[TRIMTO] Swisher has been providing comprehensive and cost-effective washroom services, delivering excellent levels of hygiene in the UK ...

CMS delivers retirement boost for Karcher UK employees

...anbury can look forward to a more prosperous retirement thanks to CMS Financial Management. The Bicester-based independent pension specialist has slashed the costs of Karcher UK's corporate pension plan by 20%,enabling its employees to enjoy a better pension. Karcher UK has given a ringing endorsement to the improved scheme, which includes a ...

SCA strengthens its presence in South America

...(Papeles Industriales S.A.), and will after the transaction own 100% of the company. The purchase price is approximately 520 MSEK.[TRIMTO] PISA's turnover in 2011 was approximately 780 MSEK. The company operates primarily in the Away-From-Home and consumer tissue markets, which represent almost 30% and almost 70% of the company's turnover respec...

Regulatory specialist launches health & safety package

A fixed-price health and safety package for businesses has been developed by Stephensons Solicitors. Called Safe Assist, the legal package provides a bespoke range of health & safety services to businesses. It is provided by advisers with the relevant knowledge, experience and expertise to assist businesses to proactively manage risks to he...

PHS Washrooms achieves 'world first'

The PHS Group, one of the UK's leading workplace service providers, is proud to announce that the sanitary disposal unit exchange services operated by its PHS Washrooms division now hold the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label.[TRIMTO] In what is believed to be a world first for the industry, PHS Washrooms can now display the Carbon Reduction...

GNB Industrial Power unveils additions to its battery range

... drysafe and dryfit technology, which offer high-cycling capabilities, minimal gassing and long service lives. Moreover these batteries fulfil the highest safety requirements, because they are leak proof. "Our clients are using applications that are constantly evolving and require batteries that complement that evolution," explains Peter Atack,...

Tech-Clean's new Trailer Mount System

...1,300ltr water tank. 2 high pressure hose reels, 1 low pressure reel. All with 50mtrs of hose. Priced at only £13,995 + vat Sales & Technical Director Jan Murdoch says: "We believe that there is not another Trailer Mount System available with this specification at the price." T: 01472 388880 W: www.tech-clean.co.uk ...

First high speed hand dryer to receive noise reduction accolade

...ed power consumption of 1.4kW @ 230 volts, improving energy efficiency. It’s a responsible choice. Servicing the Classic+ MkII product is quick and easy - it can take as little as just three minutes to complete the job. From a cost point of view, its lifespan is claimed to be up to six times longer than other fast dry hand dryers and using...

New Sustainability Guide details how to measure carbon footprint

...r Calculating greenhouse gas inventory and… …Analyzing the results Best practices and benchmarking Setting goals for reduction (climate action planning) Making the business case (cost savings, tangible and intangible benefits) Case studies.  The guide was written by Sharon Jaye, D.Ed., CAPM, SFP, assistant di...

Coventry City Council endorses Ingot Services with renewed contract

... a planned schedule to suit each venue and site manager." Ingot's certified kitchen cleaning service complies fully with both Fire and Health & Safety legislation and on completion of each kitchen extract cleaning job for Coventry City Council, the site is left in an immaculate condition. The pre and post pictures and certificates are then s...

Natural bacteria help defeat the 'drought'

...rs in our washrooms, we used to be flushing water every few minutes," reports the Environmental Services Department of Purbeck District Council. "Since we installed the eco-cube probiotic urinal system just over four years ago, we have verifiably saved £11,800 in our water charges - year on year - and our washrooms are now working far more e...

Jangro success in the North

...ghley, North Yorkshire, celebrates 25 years of providing a daily janitorial supply and delivery service across the county. Founded in 1986, the business grew rapidly, particularly in the education, cleaning, healthcare and leisure sectors including small to very large organisations. Today it is one of the largest independent janitorial supply c...

Donna's shining in her new job

... Donna Reynolds, who has spent years applying for vacancies, is now employed by Alpha Cleaning Services, which undertakes commercial contracts in offices and business premises throughout the North West. She is learning many new skills and has already been earmarked for promotion. Donna was supported into work by Ingeus, which delivers the Gover...

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... wondering how (or if) we were going to be able to get out to ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam because the Icelandic volcano that had erupted was spewing out so much ash that it was causing flights to be grounded all around the world. I think we used the Oleta Adams ‘Get here if you can’ lyrics to draw attention to the many alternatives peo...

Bio-enzymatic cleaners find new use: restoring masterpieces

...tion. "This is a new and obviously very delicate way to clean works of art," says Mike Sawchuk, Vice President of Enviro-Solutions (manufacturer of Green bio- and bio-enzymatic cleaners). "But it shows the possibilities available using these products." So far, the bio-enzymatic cleaners have been tested on two interior walls of the church, wi...

Government should use public sector procurement to tackle late payment, says Forum

...payment by refusing contracts to those companies who take an unreasonable amount of time to pay invoices. Earlier this week the Forum held a roundtable event at Westminster alongside representatives of the Government's department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Labour Party, the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), the Associati...

Welcome to Unger’s new age of nLite’ment

...ust pole height or attach the extensions, are simple to operate – no fiddly allen key-type devices needed – and easily adjustable to ensure the right tension; plus the gooseneck attachment is made from carbon fibre, again keeping weight to a minimum. Even the brushes are lighter – but that doesn’t mean less features or funct...

Bunzl completes three further acquisitions

...a leading supplier of a variety of disposable gloves and other foodhandling products to the foodservice sector throughout the US. Revenue in the year ended 31st December 2011 was $99.4 million and the gross assets acquired are estimated to be $41 million. Bunzl has also purchased the Queensland based redistribution operations of Star Services In...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners installs new Master

...of a major 21st century industry. The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. Male and female membership of the Worshipful Company is made up of some 250 senior directors and managers, representing the ma...

ISSA's Mark Armitage to retire

... officially announced that he will be retiring from his position as ISSA Director of Exhibition Services (Europe) with effect from 30th June 2012.[TRIMTO] Mark has given service to ISSA since 1998 when he joined the organisation from the US Department of Commerce based in The Netherlands, where he was responsible for assisting US Companies to be...

No compromise on cleanliness, says poll

... public sector institutions, with 40% of the vote. This was followed by delivering efficient services at all cost (30%), balancing resources and cleanliness (20%) and balancing budgets (10%). The poll asked: What is the most important issue for the public sector in the current climate? James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Cleaning...

Veolia fined after agency worker sustained serious burns

Waste management provider Veolia Environmental Services has been fined after an agency worker was seriously burned by hot ash at an incineration depot in Deptford. The employee, who does not want to be named, sustained 17% burns to his body whilst cleaning ash from a filtration hopper at a Veolia plant on Landman Way in December 2009. The...

Health experts call for ‘hygiene rating’ scheme for tattoo parlours

...standard of hygiene in the premises would be one of the most important factors influencing their choice of salon. The research also revealed confusion about the health risks posed by tattooing, which carries the risk of infection froam life threatening diseases such as HIV and hepatitis as well as unpleasant skin complications such as scarrin...

Simple ladder carrying gadget wins two awards

...ional Safety Advisory Council recognises products that have or will significantly improve safe practices in the work place. In addition, the United Inventors Association of America presented Strap-n-Go Ladder Handle with the ?Best Overall New Product Award? above 2,800 other new consumer products at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevad...

Registration to the 19th WFBSC is now open

The 19th International Congress of World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC 2012) will take place in Curitiba - Brazil from October 10th - 14th. The registration is already open, and can be reached through the website www.wfbsc2012.com , where you can also find more information about the event and Curitiba (tourism, special tours...

Activeion Cleaning Solutions: a statement

...hank those of you who have embraced the technology and our products over the years. Warranty service will be provided while remaining inventory is available. ...

...s of high pressure are demonstrated; for example graffiti removal, facade cleaning, gum removal and ice blasting. As a visitor you will be able to operate the machines to get to grips with the various technologies and applications. In the information stand, you can learn more about the latest solutions for façade cleaning and graffiti rem...

  Also, less familiar high pressure technologies, such as ice blast cleaning, reaching hard-to-access areas, chemical and industrial cleaning, and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, can be demonstrated. And of course, the winners of the 2012 Innovations Awards will be announced, and visitors will be able to inspect all the products that were entered into the awards and talk to some of the teams behind them.   ...

Seminar Programme

...articular addressing global hand hygiene initiatives Hosted by the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) and ISSA Dutch National MiniCongress: Clean = Healthy Speakers: Thea Daha, Annelies van Bronswijk en Nelly Holland Hosted by Amsterdam RAI, NVZ, OSB, SVS, VSR en ISSA ...

Italian manufacturer Adiatek has given birth to a new Baby

... 'Baby' is perfect for cleaning floors in environments which have very small dimensions, such as offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces, private pools and any other environment that has very narrow passages," explained the team.[TRIMTO] There are two types of batteries: 28 and 35 Ah 5. The charger is specific to the hourly output requireme...

Cromwell Polythene

...or transporting hazardous waste for incineration; orange sacks, for waste that is disposed of by a licensed or permitted facility; and yellow sacks with a black stripe, also known as 'Tiger' bags, for waste collection and disposal that is not subject to special requirements to prevent infection and which are disposed of by deep landfill. Used by...

Abrasivos Aguila

...o the exigencies of the modern professionals. "Our aim is to provide an efficient aftersales service and qualified technical support by our highly trained representatives and technicians, to ensure optimal results when using our products," explained the company's general manager, Clemente Aguila Sim-n. "All the products and services are outli...

Alfa HygiCare

...your hand under the tap, soap will be dispensed. To get disinfectant, you activate the top sensor twice. Simple! The Untouchable is available in almost all RAL colours and can be specified with an anti-bacterial surface too. T: +31294252535 E: info@alfa-hygicare.com W: www.alfa-hygicare.com ...

Category winner - Machines, accessories and components:

...ndash; there is one for the operator, one for the supervisor/facilities manager and one for the service technician. All necessary data is stored and memorised on each user’s key, so the operator becomes comfortable with the machine very quickly, which means that the risk of errors is minimised and training time reduced. Other features such...

Category winner – Cleaning Management and Training Solutions

...enists carry out inspections using the IPM app on an iPad, then provide a full report along with advice as to how performance can be improved. The system goes well beyond hygiene and cleaning – it also covers the handling of patients, wound care, the state of the building, medication and food handling. It is module based so users can decid...

Visitor’s Choice winner: For the first time, the visitors had a chance to vote for their favourite nominee. They selected category winner Alpheios with its IPM as winner of this year’s competition. Amsterdam Innovation Award supports African water project The Amsterdam Innovation Award supports the African Medical & R...

...ovide eco-effectiveness as opposed to eco-efficiency; he also suggested that we should sell the service but keep the materials… that this way, we could supply for a fixed period an expensive, top-of-the-range floor cleaning machine to a country/company that could afford to buy it, then when that period is up, replace it with another top-notc...

...5%,” he asked. He has a point. He also said that we as customers should not pay a higher price for innovation, as we’re providing a platform for that innovation. Interesting that but it’s one point I’d disagree with him on. Someone has to pay for the R & D…[TRIMTO] ...

Bay West

Wausaupaper’s Gary Rudemiller (vice president operations towel & tissue and Michael Wildenberg (senior vice president towel & tissue) are visiting the show from Kentucky in the US and are shown here with some of the Bay West Europe team. Disposables UK holds the licence to manufacture and sell Wausaupaper’s Bay West ran...

Proandre

...rs, insect catcher lamps and baby changing stations.  T: 01 55 58 13 50 E: euromultiservices.malakoff@yahoo.fr / v.consulting92240@yahoo.fr T: +34 93 860 03 41 E: info@proandre.com W: www.proandre.com ...

Fragrance Delivery Technologies

...is creating an increased demand for commercial air freshness in areas such as hotel guest rooms, offices, conference and meeting rooms as well as washroom facilities. "Oxy-Gen Powered air fresheners improves the customer experience because the fragrance is present all the time. The compact size, silent operation and designer look of the dispense...

Toucan Eco

... environmentally friendly chemicals are produced. Using only tap water and salt, this amazing device employs electrochemical activation to produce an effective disinfectant and cleaner in three minutes on the spot... No need for packaging, distribution costs or disposal of damaging residue.[TRIMTO] Distributors have been appointed in aro...

Tersano

...ughout North America in universities, hospitals, schools, hotels, casinos, government and public offices.[TRIMTO] After a lengthy research and development process and multiple patent applications, Tersano is now ready to ship its chemical-free commercial cleaning system into Europe. Its new stabilising technology has extended the lifetime of dir...

Truvox

...at we realised why... It had a much more international flavour. Indeed, on closer inspection, we noticed that the stand staff had the names of the other brands the company represents - Tacony, Powrflite and CFR embroidered on their shirts. It also had the a newly appointed European Sales Manager who was clearly a good appoi...

Gojo

...inability and luxury – with some unique added benefits. The new dispensers are easy to service and built to last – with performance guaranteed – and, cleverly, they can be supplied with message boards that can deliver safety information, news or even advertising. LTX – The Lifetime Performance Dispenser (touch free)...

Vectair

...un driver last November, which nearly claimed his life… Horrified though to hear that the police and even paramedics had thought he was simply ‘drunk & disorderly’ and had made him walk to the hospital transport – broken back, broken ribs, collapsed lung and all! For our photo (11.205) Matthew poses by the new system...

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... week but we’ve had to work long and unusual hours – often after a beer or three and a nice dinner. These things make it rather hard to concentrate, which means that trying to get everything done in time has been exhausting. And I don’t really like to admit it but ‘doing a show’ seems to get harder the older you get&he...

Unger

...ust pole height or attach the extensions, are simple to operate – no fiddly allen key-type devices needed – and easily adjustable to ensure the right tension; plus the gooseneck attachment is made from carbon fibre, again keeping weight to a minimum. Even the brushes are lighter – but that doesn’t mean less features or funct...

The British Cleaning Council's Press Officer, Peter Carrol, writes...

... On day two of the ISSA/Interclean seminar programme, ISSA and the World Federation of Cleaning Service Contractors (WFBSC) collaborated to co-ordinate a session entitled: 'Cleaning in the 21st century: the vital importance of cleaning in healthcare'. After a welcome by Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, keynote speaker Professor...

Spot the birdie

...h's worth of advertising in Cleanzine - if a contract cleaner or end-user a profile on the service you offer - all completely free of charge. When you consider that each of our advertisements receives, on average, 100 click-throughs each week, you'll see that this is one draw that could really help you feather your nest... Please email...

Hako

...make this machine quick and easy to ue for both the occasional user as well as for professional service providers. Designed for warehouse aisles, however an area coverage of up to 6,660 square metres per hour and 3.5 hours operation one one battery charge, means that this compact machine is nevertheless more than capable of large area cleaning. Con...

LPM Cleaning & Support Services wins Zenos Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012

Further underlining its ongoing commitment to innovation, service delivery, quality and value for money, UK contract cleaning specialist LPM Cleaning & Support Services has been presented with the Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012 by IT support training provider Zenos. For Zenos National Facilities Manager Rob Cooknell, LPM is a worthy ...

ISSA/Interclean 2012: show review

...ndash; there is one for the operator, one for the supervisor/facilities manager and one for the service technician. All necessary data is stored and memorised on each user’s key, so the operator becomes comfortable with the machine very quickly, which means that the risk of errors is minimised and training time reduced. Other features su...

International employers initiative launches

...ge of beauty pageants is far from over, at least in the corridors of Congress House, London head office for the UK's Trade Union Congress. Ever since the TUC General-Secretary, Brendan Barber, announced that he was stepping down at the end of the year, an increasing number of would-be successors have donned their best suit and found an excuse to be...

Crothall Healthcare releases Infection Prevention White Paper

US environmental services provider Crothall Healthcare (said to be the only healthcare cleaning company to achieve CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications, with honours, from ISSA) has announced the release of its Infection Prevention White Paper. Thisvcomprehensive and exhaustively researched document summarises both the importance of environmental hygi...

Tork stand at ISSA was 'Designed for your convenience'

... annually - around 50% more than the average German employee - while female Swedish cleaners take twice as many work-related sick days. The study showed that a substantial part of a cleaner's work consisted of carrying packages of paper towels, toilet paper and other goods - sometimes up and down stairs and through several doors. These practices...

Early-bird tickets for forthcoming BCC Conference, now released

Early-bird tickets (priced at £99) have just been released for the British Cleaning Council's Conference 2012: Business Efficiency and Innovation, which is being held on 23rd October 2012 at Coin Street Conference Centre, London.[TRIMTO] To make sure you don't miss out on this important industry event, which will see 200 high-level delega...

JPM Contract Cleaners up for business award

... JPM Contract Cleaners is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, and provides cleaning and support services to commercial clients throughout the UK. The company remains family owned and now employs over 900 staff. T: 01923 204020 F: 01923 251547 E: sonia.arkill@thejpmgroup.com W: www.thejpmgroup.com ...

Industry first for ServiceMaster Clean

Disaster restoration expert, ServiceMaster Clean, is pleased to announce that Christopher Friend based in East Kilbride, Scotland, has become the youngest individual, at 17, to be awarded British Damage Management Association technician status. ServiceMaster Clean specialises in disaster restoration services alongside commercial cleaning exper...

Rubbermaid Hygen Clean Water System awarded BICSc Accreditation

...tion for clean floors than a conventional cotton mop and bucket. Stan Atkins, chief executive officer at BICSc, said: "Part of our mission at the Institute is to protect the safety of the built environment by ensuring that equipment and systems used for cleaning are safe and effective for the users, and for the occupants of the buildings being c...

Asckey Data Services acquires Eclipse-fm software from HFC

...ced that ownership of their Facilities Management system, Eclipse-fm, has passed to Asckey Data Services ADS which has purchased the software.[TRIMTO] ADS is a long-standing partner of HFC and has been involved in the development, support and marketing of Eclipse-fm since its inception as a replacement for the legacy character mode Works Informa...

Themes of the WFBSC 2012 presentations chosen

A number of the themes for presentations during the 5-day, 19th World Federation of Building Service Contractor (WFBSC) International Congress, to be held in Curitiba on October 10th to 14th, have already been chosen.[TRIMTO] The meeting is one of the top conferences in the cleaning & hygiene industry and will assemble about 1,000 delegates...

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...dwide! An important report was released yesterday by the UK’s Cleaning & Support Services Association. ‘Employment Growth... The Case for Cleaning’ could have lessons for more than just the UK though. Unemployment is a real issue in many countries and the CSSA’s report makes a good case for using employment in ...

Healthcare Cleaner of the Year 2012 Awards - shortlist announced

... to award individuals and teams who demonstrate that they have consistently delivered excellent services to their customers including, patients, visitors and staff. Factors which are taken into consideration include the range of service improvements delivered, the impact these have had on patient experience and the effect on working relationships b...

New initiative to help schools lead the way on reducing water pollution

...ing British manufacturer of ecological cleaning products; and 3663, one of the UK's leading foodservice wholesale distributors. Operated by Keep Britain Tidy, Eco-Schools England is one of the largest sustainable schools programmes in the world with over 17,000 schools taking part. The partnership will help schools improve their Eco-Schools stat...

Harry Hill highlights need for dog fouling equipment

...randing in 2009/10, residents were asked what their main bugbears were when it came to cleaning services and dog mess came out as the main concern. "We came across the machines through Keep Britain Tidy and for me it was a no brainer really to go out and purchase them because it makes such a difference and keeps the staff happy," he says. Wor...

New website for Principle Cleaning Services

Principle Cleaning Services has announce the redesign of its company website which has recently been given a 'new look' to bring it up to 2012 and is designed with the user in mind. With innovative, moving pictures on the interactive home page, it enables users to download even more information such as the latest press coverage, corporate brochu...

Hands-free hygienic cleaning solutions from Vileda Professional

...ssional products and systems deliver on hygiene, sustainability and economy, making them a first choice for contract and domestic cleaning teams. www.vileda-professional.com ...

With Summer on its way, more hotels are raising hygiene standards

...tion products.[TRIMTO] "We're seeing more hotels and resorts adopting environmental hygiene practices developed for the healthcare industry," he reveals, citing Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide amongst the larger chains that are placing a high priority on guest safety and satisfaction by ensuring that infection prevention levels of cleani...

Hotels warned to look out for unwanted guests during Olympic Games

...an hitchhike in the same way bedbugs can. Cleankill is a specialist provider of pest control services to retail, commercial and industrial properties throughout the UK. The company deals with 'distress' pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as offering preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice and rats. Cleankill can als...

Professional cleaning from Spain at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2012

...h companies have the economic and institutional support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) as part of the Promotion Plan of ASFEL in the Professional Cleaning and Hygiene sector 2012. T: (+34) 96.394.45.22  E: info@asfel.com W: www.asfel.com ...

CSSA Study: Jobs, the case for growth

...umber of jobless in the UK at 2.63 million - 8.2% of the population, the Cleaning & Support Services Association is launching a report to make the case for employment in the cleaning industry as a growth generator. The report is titled 'Employment Growth... The Case for Cleaning' and details the contribution that the cleaning industry makes ...

New research reveals why strong engagement scores can spell trouble

...rate could be difficult to distinguish. "For example, someone may provide excellent customer service because they are emotionally engaged with the customer or organisation they work for, or simply because they are transactionally engaged and know it is expected of them. What's more, someone may be emotionally engaged with their profession and pe...

KCC cleans up absenteeism through clocking in with The Cloud

...ordably than ever before. For KCC Cleaning which has contracts for regular cleaning of homes, offices, public services and care homes as well as specialist events, accurately monitoring the hours worked by an expanding out-of-hours, remote team was causing headaches. "We pride ourselves in offering a value-for-money service and as we grew, re...

Edge Direct sets course for expansion

...onwide cleaning equipment group Edge is announcing plans to roll out its new direct to door van service after a highly successful pilot of the service in the south-east. The Staffordshire-based group, which has distributors across the UK, started the van service Edge Direct in 2011 in order to expand its market reach. The pilot project saw Jo...

New study finds office kitchens and break rooms are 'crawling with bacteria'

If you thought the restroom was the epicentre of workplace germs you don't want to know about office break rooms and kitchens. The place where US workers eat and prepare their lunch topped the list of office germ 'hot-spots' with sink and microwave door handles found to be the dirtiest surfaces touched by office workers on a daily basis. ( Ed:...

40 year jubilee for cleaning contractor

... little did he imagine that 40 years on, the company would be celebrating '40 years of cleaning services you can rely on'. Over the last 40 years, Birkin Cleaning Services has gained a strong local reputation, managing both large and small cleaning contracts for offices, leisure and education premises across North London and the Northern Home Co...

British Cleaning Council reacts to Hilton Hotel cleaner protest

...ge, which is currently at £8.30 an hour. Early bird tickets for the BCC Conference 2012, priced at just £99 plus VAT, are available until the end of May from the British Cleaning Council's website: http://britishcleaningcouncil.org/cleaningconference.html ...

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...hich had yet again been left in the middle of the pathway for passers-by to navigate around) and noticed a leaflet bound around the handle. On decent quality paper and in full colour, it outlined arrangements for collections during Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations next week. It also included recycling instructions, which I read,...

Quality triple score for the Wrennalls Group

...rds. Wrennalls was formed in 1985 with a view to bringing high quality, affordable cleaning services to the public and to businesses throughout the North West and beyond. The company has since moved forward both in terms of its client base and in its use of the latest technology. Originally offering consumers and commercial clients the best ...

Wheelie Bin 'Wash and Lift' is a really winner!

...ll you need to operate is a vehicle capable of towing 800kg and you are ready to offer a mobile service, or a statically sited service in industrial facilities. Product features include: * Fully galvanised heavy gauge steel chassis to ensure a long and reliable service life * Electrically operated two-bin lifting mechanism for...

Rapid tests support FSA initiatives for safer food

...he associated risks when a surface isn't clean.[TRIMTO] The tests assist food law enforcement officers in inspections by identifying hotspots and inadequate hygiene practices. Corrective actions and advice on Good Manufacturing Practices can be provided on-the-spot together with real time objective measurements. The immediacy of the test results...

Announcement from the Facilities Management Association

...ear, are the most sought after Awards in the facilities management sector. They recognise best practice in partnering in facilities management and support services between service suppliers and their clients, as well as the skills and enterprise of people engaged in this sector.[TRIMTO] They also present an opportunity for young FM managers to h...

Proandre: air fresheners come with a selection of fragrances

...of activation: 7, 5, 15, 30 minutes (approximately 3000 sprays) and with a sensor which allows a choice of function mode: with light or 24 hours, it is offered with several fragrances (250ml): Oudh Essence, Mint, Tangerine, Apple, Mango, New Baby, Fresh, Lemon, Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Pina Colada, Cinnamon & Apple, Lavender & Vanilla...

Clearsprings Support Services signs up for CleanLink's software solutions

CleanLink is delighted to welcome Clearsprings Support Services as a new client. CSS specialises in the delivery of office and commercial cleaning and support services, with customers throughout Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey and West London.[TRIMTO] It operates across a wide range of businesses in both the public an...

The Cleaning Show 2013 promises a feature-packed programme

...- will be expanded to manage the anticipated increase in applications." Green Equipment and Services Pavilion Visitors to the Cleaning Show are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly products. The Green Equipment and Services Pavilion will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promo...

Molly Maid stars in ITV's latest expose on how some modern Brits live

... into the expectations from a variety of its customers. As a professional, discreet and trusted service, Molly Maid always takes great pride in maintaining the utmost care and regard for all of its valued customers. The producers spent two days filming behind the scenes with a team from Molly Maid Wimbledon and with franchise owner, Sandra Redmo...

Facilities and cleaning employers - free apprenticeships opportunity!

Don't miss out on a rare chance to put your staff through free apprenticeships in facilities management and cleaning. The Asset Skills UK Academy has access to funding for its employers on a first come first serve basis, for a limited time only. Act now for funded apprenticeships in: Level 3 Facilities Management Level 2 Cleaning and ...

Regent centre stage in 2012 Q1 new business gains

...mpany supplies automotive, vehicle and engine manufacturer with high-quality parts, systems and services. "It's very promising to find market perception of our strengths translating into business development in a challenging economy and to see that we clearly can bring added value in the integration of our service offers," says Regent Samsic joi...

Sparkling out from the crowd, new company offers a sparkle clean service

...rn. Sparkles Southern is a specialist company focussed on providing a comprehensive cleaning service for new homes developers and housebuilders. Based near Horsham in West Sussex but with a nationwide team, Sparkles Southern operates across the UK. Tina, who until recently worked for the Spicerhaart Land & New Homes and before that for Co...

Afa Dispensing Group celebrates 40 year anniversary

...ges continues to be the driving force behind our growth," comments Ariel Gratch, Chief Executive Officer. "It is the combination of reliability, quality and innovation that makes Afa a trusted partner for many multinational consumer product companies in food, beverage, home care and personal care. "Today, 40 years after launching our first trigg...

UL announces Global Certification for Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products

...ican certification recognised mainly in Canada and the US, this new, worldwide UL certification service for environmentally preferable cleaning products will enable manufacturers to leverage UL's trusted brand and technical expertise to showcase their environmental stewardship and marketplace leadership. "We are committed to advancing the global...

Panztel launches advanced system for the management of remote workforces

...luding some of the UK's biggest facility management companies, already use Panztel's eziTracker service as a simple and cost effective way of keeping track of their remote workforce; the twin core benefits of eziTracker being electronic proof of service provision to clients, for example actual evidence of time spent at a client's premises cleaning,...

Clinell and Clorox join forces

...ring 230 x 170mm, the wipes are designed for daily, multi-surface disinfection by environmental services and nursing staff. They are the ideal size for general purpose cleaning and disinfecting, mopping up spills and everyday patient room cleaning. Extremely cost effective, use of the wipes has revealed savings of £135,000 for a single hos...

FM market upbeat in 2012 despite double-dip

...rated FM' as a key tactic for enhancing margin opportunities whereby FM providers seek to offer services which 'fit' the client's strategic direction as well as support day to day operational needs. The report states that 'strategic FM' contracts are likely to offer reasonable opportunities for growth in H2 2012 and beyond as FM suppliers seek t...

Mobile window cleaning system from Turkey gobbles up the dirt

...uality is measured with a TDS meter (Total Dissolved Solids) in 'parts per million' of TDS. In practice, low single digits (0-6 ppm) water will dry spot-free. The system comprises the mobile electric or battery RO system, 16m carbon fibre pole and connections, three different brushes and connections, 25 litres of cleaning fluid, TDS meter, 50m h...

PDI receives C.diff spores claim acceptance for EPA-registered Sani-Cloth Bleach

...t is in accordance with the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning for patients with respiratory conditions such as TB. The alcohol and fragrance-free formula makes it compatible with most healthcare equipment and is ideal for use around patients and staff, especially those with respi...

Best Western introduces new cleaning technologies for hotels

... more, that the human eye cannot see. * Clean remotes or wraps for the remote control device - These cleverly-designed, seamless remote controls are designed specifically to make it easy to clean and disinfect before each guest stay. * Pillow and blanket wraps - Extra pillows, blankets and towels are wrapped in 100% recyclable...

Ecolab pledges commitment to WWF and Alliance for Water Stewardship

...to water and sanitation issues," says Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief executive officer. "Ecolab is fortunate to have considerable water management expertise, and we're sharing this expertise with others who are working on the serious water challenges facing our world." WWF is one of 10 organisations that form the AWS, (along wi...

Trojan Battery expands distribution in the Netherlands

...jan Battery's partnership with Hefra enables us to provide expanded sales and technical support services specifically dedicated to customers in the Netherlands," explains Mat Segal, senior vice president of global business development for Trojan Battery. "By growing our distribution network in this region, Trojan can readily meet the demands of cu...

Free public cleaning gives city landmarks in China a new look

...e (CCA) participated in a public cleaning campaign to voluntarily offer free, advanced cleaning services to the landmarks of 10 selected cities in China. The campaign was supported by famous industry players of the CCA, including such world-renowned brands as Karcher, Nilfisk and Tennant, as well as dozens of Chinese cleaning equipment manufacture...

CSSA holds 45th AGM and Annual Luncheon at the Savoy

Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) attended their AGM and annual lunch in London at the Savoy Hotel last Friday, formally electing Peter Goodliffe of OCS Group as Chairman of the cleaning industry's leading trade association. [TRIMTO] Bob Vincent of LCC Support Services was elected vice-Chairman and Michael ...

In-house BICSc accreditation starts for Regent staff

...Director/Quality & Environmental Manager Bozena Wojciechowska, and training & HR support officer Mark Mahoney last month. The new Academy is equipped with different types of floor surfaces, hard and soft, upholstery and all the equipment necessary to deliver certified training in over 40 different tasks to BICSc standards. "Training i...

Growing quickly... JDS Products

...es in stock gives JDS the flexibility to offer smaller quantity requirements as well offering a service on branded products which can incorporate your company logo. Through the development of the company's close relationship with Brightwell, JDS has secured a license from Brightwell to use its modular pumps and reservoirs in all JDS manufactured...

Forum of Private Business asks councils how long they take to pay suppliers

...tery' for council supplier payments. Overall, the average time local authorities took to pay invoices was almost double the 10-day target, at 19 days. The UK average for the payment of bills within 10 days was 42%, but stark regional variations meant that this figure was as high as 52% in some areas and as low as 11% in others. "The real publ...

Right Royal Jubilee clean up in central London

... flocking to central London to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Veolia Environmental Services and Westminster City Council put in the extra effort to make sure the city was sparkling for this very special event and returned to its best for residents and businesses. Before the pageant even started, the Veolia teams were lining the rout...

RJN delivers Pure, Green and Clean

...livers maximum time and cost savings without compromising health & safety, results and our service to customers and end users. The fantastic results of our FreshClean product demonstrates proves that our mission is entirely possible. However, through our research process it became clear that many of our customers also needed a sanitising p...

A good name that sells

...pany and having made a second purchase of another Quarter Century established business, Charter Services Ltd, (one of their customers, acquired through owners retirement), then added a third company into the mix, along with the premises, now likes to differentiate between their now two separate Mottingham, London premises by quoting the postcodes. ...

Ingot wins top club contract

Kitchen cleaning expert, Ingot Services, has netted a prestigious contract with football's Premier League giant Liverpool FC. After seeing off some stiff competition the Suffolk-based company is all set to deliver a top cleaning service for all of the busy kitchens at the Anfield ground. Managing Director Alan Maynard says: ""We are delight...

Ecolab collaborates with China's State Food & Drug Administration to provide food safety training

...ntroduction of China's five-year food safety plan and reaches workers within the country's food service industry.[TRIMTO] Food safety experts from Ecolab and SFDAIED are together conducting food safety training for large, state-owned restaurants and food service providers throughout the cities of Beijing, Wuhan and Baise to strengthen operationa...

Andrew Jones named as new President of AHCP

...aid: "It is a great honour to be asked to take up this role. A professional healthcare cleaning service is essential both in improving patient care and providing safer infection control. "I intend to focus on expanding the critical task of raising the profile of professional healthcare cleaning. As part of this I will be aiming to strengthen AHC...

Bunzl acquires Service Paper in the US

...al distribution and outsourcing group, announced yesterday that it has acquired the business of Service Paper Company in the United States.[TRIMTO] Based near Seattle, Service Paper is principally engaged in the distribution of disposable supplies to the grocery, foodservice, food processor and industrial packaging sectors throughout the Pacific...

Initial Facilities toasts success of apprenticeship scheme

...al Facilities at a ceremony in central London celebrating the successful completion of their apprenticeships. They were joined by colleagues and representatives from Transport for London, London Underground and the Skills Partnership.[TRIMTO] The apprentices received a certificate from their tutor, Beth Rose of the Skills Partnership, to recogni...

Committed to corporate social responsibility

On Sunday 8th July, Douglas Cooke, Chief Executive and a team from Principle Cleaning Services will once again be running the London 10k to raise funds for its chosen charity, The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Everyone at the company and the charity would welcome and be extremely grateful if you could spare a donation by way of sponsorship. For more details and sponsorship, please visit: www.justgiving.com ...

Cleaning group's 3-2-1 warranty gives products the EDGE

...distributor group revealed its plans to extend its distributor reach with a new EDGE Direct van service. The group is now actively recruiting for the new service, which will initially boost the group's coverage in the South East, having led a successful trial in the area earlier this year. T: 0500 009 009 E: sales@edgecleaning.co.uk ...

Sustainable Restaurant Association helps caterers clean up their credentials

... key element and the availability of ecological cleaning products that are safe and competitively priced is a hugely positive step. For this reason we are very pleased to list Delphis Eco as an approved supplier." The products and chemicals used to guarantee hygiene standards are a crucial aspect of sustainability in the catering industry. Many ...

LPM Cleaning set to reduce costs and boost productivity

...reduce costs and boost productivity, UK contract cleaning specialist LPM Cleaning & Support Services has agreed a new partnership with HSS Hire's Outsource service for the supply, management and maintenance of high performance Reintec cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] Underlining LPM's ongoing commitment to driving up service standards and reducin...

Regent Cleaning gets the silver

...ds, but also entrants' overarching health & safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement. Speaking at the Awards, RoSPA awards manager David Rawlins said: "We congratulate Regent Cleaning on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety a...

Ecolab participating in World Health Organisation initiative to improve patient safety

...Is and help ensure that hospitals are healthy places to heal," explains Timothy Mulhere, executive vice president and president, Global Healthcare, Ecolab. "Our experienced field team will be able to share best practices and project outcomes of the collaboration with our customers and also provide regional feedback and suggestions to the global con...

ABCD Event: It's tough out there

...athering of facilities management leaders hosted by the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) emphasised the importance of communication, leadership and overcoming unthinking reliance on old habits at an event in Chester recently. The day was designed to help public service managers engineer change in their business model...

Cleanscene Down Under

... Cleaning Suppliers Association of Australia. And adding to the event's prestige, ISS Facility Services has agreed to be the major sponsor of the CleanScene12 Innovative products or Services Award. [TRIMTO] The winning product or service of the Innovative Products Award, run in conjunction with CleanScene12, will carry with it the national imprima...

Soap sales soar after dispenser link at Knight Air

... when we have a new customer in pressing need. They will make up an order for us at the shortest notice without a grumble and at no extra cost. "Another thing we like about dealing with Greyland is that we deal with a team, not just Roger the rep. Neil, Jamie, or anyone in the office will take a call and deal with it, not leave us hanging while ...

Freudenberg North America targets zero manufacturing waste

...t of scientists, chemists and other technical specialists to review green projects, share best practices and participate in critical discussions about ongoing environmental issues. The impact that global megatrends such as population growth, global warming and an increasing scarcity of resources is having on Freudenberg's business and innovation...

B & V Water Treatment calls for action after WWF report

...ngham into 'Water Recycling in the Food and Beverage Industry'. This work, along with two other services devised by B & V - aimed at helping industry reduce water use and use non potable water for industrial processes, should go some way towards reducing water use worldwide. "As the world's current population of seven billion is expected to ...

Truvox makes big splash at Royal Commonwealth Pool

... more cost effective and convenient in terms of repairs and replacements. The level of customer service we received from Truvox's Lesley Davis also gave us confidence in the company, and she was incredibly helpful while we were setting up our systems. "We have found the Truvox equipment to be versatile, hardwearing and effective. As the scrubber...

Rubbermaid unveils new products designed with the end-user in mind

...new double-sided Pulse is ideal for spot cleaning, making mopping snug areas as easy to clean as office buildings and open-plan facilities. The Pulse double-sided mop covers twice the surface area of a conventional single-sided mop with its clever combination of wet and dry double-side mops - which allows for dry mop dusting on one side, and wet mo...

OspreyFrank - the new name in pressure washing

... in recent years specialising in high pressure cleaners and dry steam cleaners, as well as self-service wash stations and accessories. OspreyFrank hot and cold water machines have user appeal because of their obvious power and robustness together with a high level of technology. Chassis are corrosion-resistant while the casing is made of hot gal...

Eurozone industry losing focus on the fundamentals

The recent practice of industrial companies in the eurozone that have increased labour costs in the face of declining production cannot be sustained. The latest figures published by the EU's statistical agency Eurostat reveal that hourly labour costs in the industry sector rose by 2.5% across the eurozone over the year to Q1 2012. However, ove...

JP Morgan chief asked: "Why do you deny the people cleaning your buildings a living wage?

... following was being released yesterday (as this issue of Cleanzine was being completed) by the Service Employees International Union in the US... Earlier today, following JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's testimony in front of the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Committee regarding his company's recent massive banking loss, Ad...

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...calling for the end of poverty-wage jobs in Houston, Texas, in which a janitor was trampled by a police horse and a colleague who'd gone to the janitor's aid was arrested. The protestors - many of whom clean local buildings and make just $9000 annually as janitors - were gathered outside of JP Morgan Chase. "Today, in downtown Houston, hundre...

energy-efficient laundry a hit with staff and residents at Walsh Manor

...h I need for a lot of my clothes," comments Walsh Manor resident, Jo Wilkins. "It is also really noticeable that clothes are coming out so much cleaner. Lots of people have commented on this. The oven gloves and aprons from the kitchens now looked properly clean for the first time." The affordable rental package offered by Girbau UK was key to m...

New rechargeable and washable wireless keyboard is ideal for healthcare use

...ironment. As awareness of hospital-acquired infections grows, so has the need for washable input devices." Measuring only 14.96" x 5.91" x 0.84" (w-h-d), the SBW-97-TP includes an integrated touchpad and 10-key numeric pad. Designed to be user-friendly, it also has three LED indicators for battery life, pairing and charging. The SBW-97-TP's c...

ln Depth helps historic Liverpool sparkle

In Depth Managed Services, has secured the window cleaning and industrial cleaning contract with Liverpool City Council to keep two key historic Liverpool buildings sparkling clean for the thousands of visitors they draw each year.[TRIMTO] St George's Hall (pictured above) and the Town Hall are icons of the city and need to look their best to ...

Cretan hotel enjoys cost efficiency that doesn't sacrifice on quality

...ffers four star accommodation that promises - and delivers - comfort, cleanliness and excellent service to travellers from all over the world.[TRIMTO] When the busy tourist season begins in May of each year, the hotel's 345 rooms are soon filled to capacity - up to 1,400 people. With so many customers, many of whom are children, hygiene is of th...

Bunzl expands into Switzerland

...he name Distrimondo, is based near Zurich and is principally engaged in the distribution of foodservice disposables and cleaning and hygiene products throughout Switzerland. Revenue in the year ended 31st December 2011 was CHF17.3 million and the gross assets acquired are estimated to be CHF16 million.[TRIMTO] "The acquisition of Distrimondo ext...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Council wins fourth award with support from Acumen

...yme Borough Council has led to the Council winning its fourth award for its recycling and waste services in the past 12 months. The Council beat off stiff competition from other local authorities to win the 'Recycling Awareness Campaign' award at the National PAWRS (Plant & Waste Recycling Show) 2012.[TRIMTO] Presented at the Riviera Intern...

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...nance assistant - and he and his colleagues have an interesting schedule to follow. Apparently twice a day after the school breaks, they have to spend 20 minutes litter picking! There are, I gather, plenty of bins around both the canteen area and outside, as well as at the end of each corridor. But do the pupils use them? No they don't! They ...

Creating a virtuous cycle in food hygiene

The food service industry doesn't know enough about food safety and hygienic practices. That's not to say that there aren't plenty of examples of good practice. And there are certainly plenty of experts in the field running efficient, safe operations. But there is much more still to learn in the industry.[TRIMTO] NSF International, an independ...

The 2012 FM Market Survey needs your help!

FM services provider Interserve, Sheffield Hallam University and i-FM have come together to launch one of the most important, most accurate and most informative surveys yet seen in UK FM. Please take part.[TRIMTO] The 2012 FM Market Survey will capture the views and experiences of facilities managers in all parts of the industry - in-house prac...

The Cleaning Industry and workplace slips and trips: a warning

...as awarded significant damages from both the owners and the cleaning company. There is a human price to pay for slip incidents like this, not to mention the significant financial costs to businesses and to the economy - and this is just one case in many that happen every year. Every three minutes a slip or trip occurs and on average the total co...

Silverdell secures contracts in Canada worth £13 million

Silverdell, the specialist environmental support services group, has secured two decontamination and dismantling contracts worth a combined total of approximately £13m. The work is being carried out on sites in Canada for two separate multi-national companies. These contracts were secured since the acquisition in May of EDS, a specialist pr...

Lifecycle longevity an important factor in hand dryer rental costs

...se when a dryer is in high daily use and can result in reduced revenue for the washroom hygiene services company. Hand dryers are typically rented by washroom hygiene service companies over a three year contract. The longer a dryer's life, the better the return on investment for the service company. If the dryer needs to be replaced because the...

A quarter of sick days are due to musculoskeletal problems

The lastest Labour Force Survey, which was recently published by the Office of National Statistics, shows musculoskeletal problems now account for more than a quarter of all sick days even though the majority are avoidable.[TRIMTO] In 2011, 131 million working days were lost to sickness which is actually 4% lower than the previous year. This ...

DMG team up with Matrix in Scotland

...are is a small family owned business - run by Marie and David Grant with their team of Customer Service Agents and Engineers. Marie and David have more than 35 years of combined experience in the industry behind them (Management staff are all previous employees of Floorep Ltd) Our Customer Services Department is committed to total quality and ...

Owner cloning, dead fish and dead companies

...several months. There were tears as we buried him in the backyard during our family memorial service. During the eulogy, everyone agreed that MC Hamster was the best hamster that ever lived PLUS he was with us longer than Goldie. MC Hamster had a good life and now he and Goldie were together. Some animals and companies die young, some live longe...

CMS 2013: Worldwide canvassing campaign under way

...sing efforts, press work and the promotional campaign for CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. have been launched on an international scale, with application forms already sent out to exhibitors. From 24th to 27th September 2013, the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facility management and services, and the supporting pro...

HMRC enforcers target London businesses

...ed on suspicion of failing to pay the national minimum wage.[TRIMTO] HM Revenue & Customs officers were taking part in Operation Vermont, a multi-agency exercise which ran for six weeks in May and June. During this time 31 businesses were suspected to be underpaying workers, or were considered a significant risk requiring further HMRC invest...

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...on there. BREAKING NEWS  This statement from the SEIU union was received at Cleanzine's offices during broadcast...  Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Paper disposables manufacturer fined for safety failings

...re deliberately disabled by bypassing the machines control system. This is extremely dangerous practice that could have resulted in employees losing fingers on the cutting blades. "Guards and safety systems are there for a reason, and employers like United Paper Products have a legal duty of care to ensure they are fit for purpose and working ef...

European support, RPS Corporation

...manufacturer of Factory Cat - RPS Corporation - as that company's Sales Manager for Europe. His office is based in The Netherlands).[TRIMTO] RPS manufactures floor cleaning equipment for the industrial, commercial and preparation sectors. Ewout de Lange will support current distributors in Europe and the Middle East, and expand the network f...

Karcher sets new standard for compact hot water pressure washers

...s everything the 601 did well, but with simple improvements to make it easier to use, easier to service and above all cheaper to run, without losing any of the appeal of the old machine. The Compact range really sets a new benchmark for compact hot water pressure washers." T: 01295 752142 E: hdscompact@karcher.co.uk ...

HSE Cost-Recovery Scheme - A small step for the HSE, but a giant leap for the Resource Management Sector

...ies but in raising job awareness, increasing self esteem and raising the profile/quality of the service; in many respects helping to prepare it for the challenging times which lie ahead. Improving competence and risk reduction are particularly important during waste collection and recycling, given the industry's current poor accident record - an...

Principle Cleaning goes into orbit!

2012 has been a great year so far for Principle Cleaning Services and it has now added a three-year cleaning contract for Inmarsat's global headquarters in London to its expanding portfolio.[TRIMTO] Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for more than 32 years and is a leading provider of global voice and broadband dat...

Family-friendly event for the carpet & hard floorcare industry booking now

... park. "If you didn't attend the CCC in 2011 you really did miss out on a great day," says NCCA Vice President and Marketing Director, Keith Robertson. "Thank you to all the visitors and exhibitors who took part, many of whom came with their families. The Carnival is so much more than just a trade event. It's an opportunity to bring the industry...

Keeping on the right side of clients

...wn staff such as cleaning, landscaping, security, property maintenance and building engineering services. This trend has led to the emergence of multi-service providers and facility management companies. The two key issues these companies face today is the need to provide electronic proof of service provision to their clients, for example actual...

ISSA and CIRI begin development of Clean Standard: K-12

...roducts  ·          Contract cleaning service providers focused in the K-12 market ·          Industry consultants ·          Academia In addition, a stakeholder committee comprised o...

Early bird tickets available for BCC conference

A limited number of early bird tickets, priced at £99, are now available for the BCC Conference 2012: Business Efficiency and Innovation.[TRIMTO] The Conference, which is organised by the British Cleaning Council, has established itself as a must-attend event for professionals concerned with commercial success in the modern world. The la...

P&G, the US EPA, Staples and more headline Cleaning Products 2012

...s Friday, July 20th. This year's Cleaning Products conference will be chaired by Brian Sansoni, Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives, ACI. Joining him on the advisory committee are Dr. Steve Bolkan, Director of Research, Church & Dwight Co; Vincent Bossert, Director Product Line Detergents, Clariant Corporation and Gilles Mur, Direct...

Janitors strike prompts act of civil disobedience as supporters block intersection; more than a dozen arrested

... Houstonians believe janitors should be paid more for their work. "The struggle for economic justice led by janitors in Houston is deplorable," said Johnny N. Mata, of the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice and one of those arrested. "Especially when we have to engage in civil disobedience just to reach the conscience of the corporate executi...

Voting opens for 2012 ISSA Innovation Award programme

...mme. During this annual competition, distributors and industry end customers-including building service contractors and in-house service professionals-vote for the products and services they find most cutting-edge and relevant.[TRIMTO] This year's programme includes more than 43 product and service entries, which are featured online at www.issa...

Scots MP to carry out 'work experience' today at Perthshire hygiene firm

...liament for Mid-Scotland Claire Baker, will today visit a small Fife business, sanitary hygiene services firm Co-An UK, to carry out a 'work experience' placement.[TRIMTO] She is visiting as part of the Forum of Private Business's 'Business Buddy' scheme, a project which puts politicians and other key Government decision makers in touch with loc...

Molly Maid supports Tories' call for tax breaks for those hiring cleaners

...h a pivotal role in helping to get the country's finances back in order," says Pam from her Head Office in Maidenhead, Berkshire. "In 2010, we calculated the industry to be worth just over GBP1.6 billion, but surprisingly more than GBP1.5 billion is carried out by black market cleaners." As a mother of three and grandmother, who has had to ba...

SCA's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's European tissue business now complete

...A's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's European tissue business has been completed. The purchase price amounts to EUR 1.32 bn on a debt-free basis. The acquired operations had sales in 2011 amounting to EUR 1.25 bn. Georgia-Pacific has a well-established presence in Europe in both away-from-home and consumer tissue products. Their products in b...

LPM publishes first cleaning supplies catalogue

LPM Cleaning & Support Services has published a new catalogue detailing a range of quality cleaning products available direct to both trade and the public through its trade counter and warehouse in Leeds.[TRIMTO] The 34-page catalogue is divided into sections - including washroom, housekeeping and kitchen - with each area colour-coded for ...

Survey explores how cleaning contractors bid on accounts

... How much time it will take to clean the facility 3. How many people will be necessary to service the location[TRIMTO] However, what is surprising is that "about half of the BSCs questioned do not follow up with prospects if their bid was not accepted," says Jolynn Kennedy, Marketing Director for professional cleaning equipment manufacture...

Christeyns targets caterers with UK launch of cleaning & hygiene range

...one. It includes many unique features within the manuals, wall charts, scheduling, training and service and with an eye on the importance of cost represents incredible value for money, too." Products are simply named, colour- and numerical-coded for quick identification, and with straightforward pictorial application and safety information. For ...

Get ahead of the Games

...ver, may be needed to cope with limited time delivery slots. Transport for London's code of practice for out of hours deliveries includes switching off or modifying reversing alarms, if not subject to health and safety requirements. This could increase risk exposure to incidents and lead to an increase in claims. Making deliveries during the ...

Proventix records the 10 millionth hand wash

...ix's nGage hand-hygiene monitoring system, US healthcare facilities have improved hand-washing practices, reduced healthcare-associated infections, decreased patient length of stay and cut healthcare costs. A portion of this increased effort to improve patient safety stems from the 'Putting Power into Healthcare Initiative', or PPHI, a partnersh...

Ramon wins Gold at London Hospital 2012

...es including London's leading trauma and emergency care facility, one of Europe's largest renal services and one of the UK's largest children's hospitals - as well as having a dedicated Women's Hospital. The cleaning systems used at the facility have been custom designed to suit requirements. Simon Baldock, Sales Director at Ramon says: "The...

Stream: Contico's new mop handle doesn't need a bucket

...olesale cleaning, janitorial, spraying and hygiene solutions, offers clients throughout Europe a choice of over 2000 products -all designed and manufactured to withstand the rigours of everyday intensive commercial cleaning. Probably the largest available range of cleaning products from any one manufacturer in the UK, Contico's portfolio of equi...

Enviro-Solutions announces winners of 'Going Enviral' Greener Schools Video Challenge

...en cleaning chemicals from Enviro-Solutions. According to Jennifer Meek, manager of customer service and marketing for Enviro-Solutions, 22 youngsters entered the contest by submitting videos. Altogether, 307 Facebook fans voted on the winning videos. An in-house group of judges at Enviro-Solutions also voted on the videos and made the final ...

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...My local railway station is being rebuilt to include shops, housing, a hotel, an upgraded ticket office and more comfortable platforms with better facilities. It's taking an age, is causing the most horrendous traffic jams and has already ruined the look and feel of Epsom town centre. I've always felt that the washrooms reflect the effort and mo...

Vectair Systems: giving 'in kind'

It is always nice to be associated with charities that are well deserving of help, and Vectair has in the past supported a number of charities that fit this description.[TRIMTO] One such organisation that Vectair tells us it was pleased to offer a donation to during July, was 'In Kind Direct', which redistributes surplus goods from manufacture...

Training collaboration leads to jobs success

...aning Training' programmes to unemployed people with the aim of them finding jobs with Spectrum Service Solutions and NHS Fife. Of the four programmes funded by Asset Skills, three have been delivered and the fourth is soon to complete. Already, over 58% of the learners have secured work, with one trainee earmarked for a supervisory position. ...

Soapbox: Why the EU isn't working: immigration and linguistic rules

...surance documents when completing the required in-person registration at their local immigration office or police station. The biggest barrier to mobility within the EU remains its many linguistic divides and it has normally taken the courts to remove the impractical and often unjust nature of linguistic restrictions imposed on companies. In ...

ServiceMaster Clean introduces new guidelines for restoring damaged property

A free best practice guide to restoring damaged property has been introduced by damage management expert, ServiceMaster Clean.[TRIMTO] The unpredictable nature of the British weather, veering from droughts to deluges in just a few months, can badly affect building structures. Fire, water leaks or malicious damage can also cause extensive damag...

Oxypharm ticks all the boxes at key Birmingham hospitals

... disinfection of small room areas through to large open wards." The initial low unit purchase price and operational costs was also a decisive factor in the Trust's investment. "The fact that the Trust could purchase 20 of the Oxypharm machines from a budget of around £70,000 was a major factor which enabled the units to be spread acros...

Sanicom at your service!

The Sanicom 2 grey water pump is a commercial unit designed for 'heavy use' in demanding commercial and professional situations.[TRIMTO] With its twin 1500W motors and a maximum operating temperature of up to 90 degrees C, the Sanicom 2 means additional dishwashers, two minute glass washers, coffee stations, extra sinks and basins, even laundr...

Nicely packaged support at Cafe Culture that was full of beans

...ss, with two of the surviving brothers still making daily appearances at the firm's Sidcup, Kent offices. As is so often the case with trade consumables suppliers, other products have been added to the range over the years, and eventually the comprehensive offering that is in place today came to include cleaning and hygiene supplies alongside th...

Global Soap Project helps Haiti fight cholera epidemic

...ike Salesian Missions, the soap is distributed and education on the best health and sanitation practices is provided to recipients. "The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide a pathway to bring the soap from the donors directly to the beneficiaries," says Jessica O'Connor, property and log...

New study finds degree of interest in E-Learning classes impacts on sales outcomes

... passionate participants, who became very involved in the programmes According to Mike Sawchuk, Vice President & General Manager of Enviro-Solutions, 'nil' participants quickly lost interest in the classes and typically did not complete them. 'Passive' participants showed more interest; however, they too lacked motivation and often did not f...

Don't waste money on flying ants warns pest control company

...ttle a pest control company can do apart from charge a lot of money. Cleankill Environmental Services Managing Director Paul Bates explains: "It's the normal mating flight of the common black garden ant and it happens two or three times over the Summer months causing some people great distress. We advise the callers not to panic and just wait...

Report trashes EU waste management results

...e, which scored lowest in the study, only received a positive note for its access to collection services, but was criticised on 17 counts. The report graded all 27 member states according to 18 criteria, including total waste recycled, pricing of waste disposal, and infringements of European legislation. "Many member states are still landfill...

Stop-painting.com introduces Velcro-backed floor markings for defining carpeted areas

...ll it off the floor in one piece, and that it leaves very little adhesive residue behind. "We noticed that there was also a demand for a similar solution for carpeted floors." Adhesive residue is nearly impossible to remove from smooth concrete floors, much less carpeted floors. After noticing teachers trying to use vinyl floor tape to mark t...

Train cleaner in race to find missing Olympic tickets

...he knowledge that they could gain entry. Gaspare, meanwhile, was being presented with a special service award by his employer. Speaking to a Press Association reporter, Greater Anglia customer service director Andrew Goodrum said: "Gaspare really is a champion. He's gone the extra mile to ensure a customer's once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Games ...

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...little solar lighting is all that's needed to keep everything fresh and easy to use and I didn't notice any unpleasant smells emanating from any of the little blocks of wooden huts in the entire six days I was away! It's incredible just what the human brain can come up with when there's a real need, isn't it? And with vast swathes of the worl...

Olympics clean-up is a winner for Ryans

...pic crowds. During the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, 300 of the Ryans Cleaning team provided services at Battersea Park, Victoria Park and sections of Hyde Park and it is estimated that the team gathered between 70 and 90 tonnes of rubbish. With an annual turnover of more than £4million, Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-t...

Research on key antibacterial ingredient distorts real-world use

...gredient Triclosan remain safe and effective for everyday use," said Richard Sedlak, ACI Executive Vice President, Technical & International Affairs. "Triclosan is one of the most thoroughly studied and researched ingredients over the past 40 years. Extensive regulatory and scientific reviews of Triclosan by the Food & Drug Administratio...

We have Mail - C4C Credits for Cleaning

Following many months of negotiation, Pierce Management Services are pleased to announce that we have now reached agreement with HFC concerning the ongoing sales and support of C4C - Credits for Cleaning. With effect from 7th August 2012, PMS have purchased HFC's share of the software copyright and are now the sole owners of the product. Pleas...

New law seeks to limit dumping of e-waste

...rs, mobile phones and other household products. "In these times of economic turmoil and rising prices for raw materials, resource efficiency is where environmental benefits and innovative growth opportunities come together," Janez said in a statement. Under legislation adopted by the European Parliament in January and backed by national leade...

Bill Gates names winners of the 'Reinvent the Toilet' challenge

...ions, and transform human waste into useful resources, such as energy and water, at an affordable price. The first, second, and third place winning prototypes were recognised for most closely matching the criteria presented in the Reinvent the Toilet challenge. Teams are showcasing their prototypes and projects at a two-day event held at the ...

Major slips & trips research project to be launched at upcoming conference

... on 23rd October.[TRIMTO] The slips and trips research, funded by the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the BCC, aims to be the definitive guide on best practice in floor cleaning for commercial cleaning businesses, helping to reduce accidents and improve safety in the workplace. All delegates attending the conference will be provi...

CSSA defends cleaning industry's record on the London living wage

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper which calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.[TRIMTO] Outlining the CSSA's longstanding commitment to supporting the living wage, Chief Executive Andrew La...

SHL Global Leadership Study reveals talent time bombs

...development to cultivate its future leaders and remain competitive," said at SHL's chief product officer, Paul Levett, as the results of the study were revealed. "Rising education standards and a culture of entrepreneurialism are some of the many environmental factors that are driving emerging economies such as Brazil, India, Mexico and Turkey up t...

Handy slimliner trolley suits tighter spaces

...IMTO] Flexible and easily manoeuvrable, the Slimliner is ideal for use in shops, restaurants, offices, schools and health clinics. Specially developed to improve efficiency and facilitate the cleaning operative's work, the trolley can be stocked with the most appropriate combination of mops and cloths for the tasks required. The Slimliner tr...

Sustainability will be core theme of 19th WFBSC International Congress

...portance in sustainable cleaning' is the theme chosen for the 19th World Federation of Building Service Contractors International Congress, reiterating the environmental commitment of the maintenance and cleaning industry.[TRIMTO] The event, which is to be held in Curitiba from 10th - 14th October, alongside the 22nd Regional Higiexpo - Hygiene...

The FM Event

...s event is strategically positioned in London and co-located with Energy Solutions and Building Services. A programme of conference quality education is designed especially to assist in the challenges experienced by a high caliber audience and senior professionals and will sit along side a plethora of networking areas. To register you interes...

Fast, mess-free pressure washing with the FRV 30

Cleaning of tiled walls and hard floors with a pressure washer is a popular choice for contract cleaners and facilities managers because it is fast and highly effective. However, one drawback of using high pressure for this kind of task is that a lot of splashing can occur and the water used for cleaning is left standing on the ground. As well as...

London calling: The Cleaning Show 2015

...happy exhibitors about! But more generally, 93% say they influence the sourcing of products and services and over 93% say they have a purchasing responsibility. Over 60% of visitors attend the event to source new products and services and companies that don't exhibit will miss out on what will potentially be an awful lot of business." The Show w...

CSSA responds to survey on hospital cleaning

...ng duties in the preceding months, Andrew Large - Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, said:[TRIMTO] "This survey gives some cause for concern. If 20% of nurses are saying that their NHS trust is cutting back on cleaning then the risk of resurgence in infectious disease is clear. The UK has made great strides in th...

Nurses regularly forced to perform heavy cleaning duties, survey finds

...staff to undertake. More than 50% of the survey's respondents say that they believe cleaning services for their own ward are inadequate, while around 20% say that their trust had made cuts to the cleaning budget within the past 12 months. They claim that these cuts have led to them being forced to disinfect washrooms and mop floors: a third o...

JLS dancers model Dickies clothing at tour concert in Brighton

...es have become increasingly popular due to their colourful appearance and immense comfort. Says Maurice Morton, Sales & Marketing Director at Dickies: "We are delighted to have provided the clothing for the JLS performance. The timing is excellent, especially as we've just recently launched the new-look Dickies website at www.dickieseurope.com...

German chemical giant says REACH is worth the investment

...he controversial legislation. And BASF has now radically changed its strategy. Ronald Drews, vice president for chemical regulations and trade control at BASF, says the company has recruited 250 employees to prepare registration dossiers for submission to the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki and that the company expects to submit around ...

US HEPA vacuum filters market expected to reach USD 621.3 Million by 2018

...ement of industrial standards within various industries due to concerns over health & safety. Price still remains the major concern; however increased awareness about airborne infectious diseases overcomes this concern. Residential and commercial segments generate a major share of the overall revenue. The residential segment is forecast to r...

Insurers flooded by water claims, whilst vandalism ruins rural regions

...mmon commercial property claim, at 36%, according to new research by damage restoration experts ServiceMaster Clean.[TRIMTO] Fires are the second highest cause of property destruction at 24%, closely followed by flooding from heavy rainfall at 23%, caused by the unpredictable nature of the British weather. Despite headlines about a so called 'br...

Italian paper producer Sofidel Group, buys US-based tissue manufacturer Cellynne Holdings

.... It has over 300 employees and three production sites strategically located in the US: its head office is located at its Haines City site (Florida), with two additional converting sites located in Green Bay (Wisconsin) and Henderson (Nevada). It has an overall production capacity of 70,000 metric tpy. With this acquisition, Sofidel, Europe's se...

Ladder Association launches 2012 Ladder Exchange

...e annual campaign that enables 'dodgy' ladders to be replaced for brand new ones, at a discounted price, at any one of the Ladder Exchange's official partners. [TRIMTO] Now run and managed by the Ladder Association which plans to grow and develop the campaign in future years, the Ladder Exchange has already removed over 10,000 broken, bent ...

Your guide to the business opportunities in China's cleaning market

...es worldwide. Many of the world's leading corporations such as Karcher, Nilfisk and 3M, now have offices in China. Obtaining a share of the cake in this quickly growing marketplace is a must for any company seeking to expand its business and increase profit. China Clean Expo (CCE), said to be the biggest show of its kind in Asia, offers an ideal...

Thuraplug - the revolutionary plughole cleaner

...lloon pipe through the plughole and pump the handle to inflate - normally two puffs of air will suffice. You then pour in the cleaning agent of your choice up to sink level and leave for 10 minutes but always follow any instructions the cleaning manufacturer suggests, for safe use of its product. Finally, you press the release valve to deflate t...

FMA and Sheffield Hallam University to bridge the education gap for experienced FMs

...ork through the Centre for Facilities Management Development; developing knowledge, people and practice in FM." Mel Bull, Course Leader for the Facilities Management MBA says: "Sheffield Hallam has long been at the forefront of delivering facilities management courses and is proud to have developed this novel course with the FMA. "The course ...

Fast, economical, hygienic mopping from Vileda Professional

...ygienic 'touch free' mop removal and exceptional Microfibre cleaning performance at an economical price.[TRIMTO] "ClickSpeed is the latest addition to our range of innovative microfibre cleaning solutions," comments Karen Barker, Marketing Manager at Vileda Professional. "We are constantly developing new products that are designed with the user ...

Worker struck by forklift leaves recycling plant out of pocket

...vember 2010. Warrington Magistrates' Court heard yesterday that HSE inspectors had given Novelis advice about improving the vehicle and pedestrian segregation four months before the incident. Workers at the plant had also previously raised concerns about the issue. The court was told forklift trucks were regularly used in the warehouse, but there w...

Antimicrobial Technology expert releases White Paper

...eria can be transmitted to skin, soft surfaces are overlooked in everyday infection prevention practices," says Peg Luebbert, Infection Control Expert and founder of Healthcare Interventions. "What most people don't consider is that soft surfaces present a tremendous risk of cross contamination. Simple actions, such as closing a bedside curtain ...

Ecolab on Forbes' 2012 list of 'World's Most Innovative Companies'

...around the world. These researchers develop solutions for a variety of industries including foodservice, retail, hospitality, healthcare, buildings and facilities, commercial laundries, food and beverage processing, pulp & paper, mining & mineral processing, and oil and gas. Over the past five years, Ecolab has invested $750 million in r...

Top marks for Nviro in Health & Safety

... is an accomplishment that we are particularly proud of." Nviro has a strong track record of service delivery spanning 20 years. Every day Nviro cleans 1,400,000sqm of floor space for more than 130 public and private sector organisations covering 600 sites across London and the South of England. T: 0800 032 1334 E: info@nviro.co.uk W: www....

MITIE wins Odeon cleaning contract

... contract have transferred to MITIE and additional sites will be added in the next few months. Services include front of house and theatre cleaning.[TRIMTO] MITIE was awarded the contract as it established an excellent working relationship with the Odeon team throughout the bidding process, demonstrating commitment and a thorough understanding ...

Don't miss out on important UK cleaning industry event

...rtunities during the breaks, with many using the conference platform to launch new products and services from their companies. The seminars will be led by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil, who has been confirmed as the keynote speaker. Mr. Neil currently presents an array of political programmes on the BBC, so he will be familiar to many f...

Helping UK plc get 'Waste Smart'

...and HMP Wormwood Scrubs, meeting the growing need for better knowledge about sustainable waste practices and compliance with key legislation such as the Duty of Care Regulations that came into force in the early '90s. Now, with policy and legislation moving on apace, and the cost of both waste disposal and raw materials becoming a bottom line pr...

Trojan adds new 12-AGM battery to its range

...ich is required to maintain traditional flooded batteries," explains Bryan Godber, Trojan's senior vice president of renewable energy. "This new addition to our AGM line shows Trojan's continued commitment to offer a broad range of sealed deep-cycle battery options for renewable energy applications." Trojan's deep-cycle AGM (absorbed glass ma...

Australian company fined for underpaying foreign workers

...between October, 2008 and August, 2009. Glad Group holds cleaning contracts for more than 125 office buildings around the country, but all of the underpaid employees worked as cleaners at 126 Phillip Street, Sydney. The employees included international students, working holiday visa workers and recent immigrants and many of them spoke little ...

Cooking behind bars

... the multitude of considerations and challenges that face a chef trying to run a successful foodservice business. From botched attempts to follow a recipe to arguments erupting between nerve-frazzled trainees, so much can go wrong during foodservice. The 'behind bars' situation does shed some light on the attention to detail commanded by foodser...

NEC announces 'zero waste to landfill' achievement

...artmell, Cleaning & Waste Manager, the NEC. "We were in the process of tendering a new Soft services Facilities Management contract during this period, and once the successful bidder had been chosen, we quickly started working with them to achieve the target." The result is that a minimum of 50% of total site waste is recycled through the on...

Vectair Systems unveils a new generation of handcare dispensers

...ap and surface cleaner dispensers that are stylish yet cost-effective and simple to operate and service.[TRIMTO] Measuring less than 10cm in depth and operating with less than five pounds of force (lbf), the dispensers - both manual and automatic - are fully ADA compliant and come with a choice of disposable refill cartridges: luxury liquid or f...

The Hako Virtual Adviser: a stroke of genius!

...] Machines deployed for indoor and outdoor cleaning, lawn and grounds maintenance and winter services should serve to preserve the value of buildings and property as well as being economical. The range of technical offers on the market is broad and colourful - lending advice en route to finding a suitable machine is a new online application prov...

Survey examines use of mobile devices in the cleaning industry

...ucted for Tornado Industries has asked cleaning industry workers such as distributors, building service contractors and in-house cleaning workers, about their use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and 'tablet' computers. The results reveal that 71% of respondents use a smartphone and about 67% use a flat screen tablet computer. "Those nu...

Rubbermaid launches Clean Look coordinated washroom products

...nd incorporated antimicrobial technology make Rubbermaid Commercial Products' solutions a clever choice when it comes to safety and hygiene. The wide range of soaps and sanitisers, featuring lightly scented, luxurious hypo-allergenic formulations and moisturising agents, transform the procedure of washing hands from a hygienic necessity, to an enjo...

Betco announces new Fastdraw Foamer II

...ent dilution across varying water pressures. For more information about Betco's products and services please contact: T: 1-888-462-3826 W: www.betco.com ...

2012 Seven-Star Awards highlight food safety achievement in China

...ards programme, more companies are actively promoting food safety in China," said Tim Wang, senior vice president and general manager of Ecolab Greater China, at the event. "Ecolab is proud to have a leadership role in improving the safety and quality of China's food industry." Companies selected to receive Seven-Star Awards were evaluated over ...

Dust Control UK unveils new training programme to combat silica

...contractors reduce their exposure to dust and fight Silica by training clients on best working practices and making sure they are using the most appropriate dust extraction tools. Phil Haskins, Dustcontrol UK's construction industry specialist, explains: "Health & Safety Executive research has shown that there are over 500 silica related dea...

Extended foamer range delivers choice and versatility

... Finger-Tip and PF17 Palm variants, meaning the company now offers one of the most comprehensive choices of foamers capable of meeting all types of customer requirements. The user-friendly dispensers are available in a number of designs to suit different container styles, with the F2 incorporating an overcap. The foamers fit either standard 43mm...

Lighter container from RPC UKSC for Royal Warrant holder Prochem Europe

... its environmental objectives.[TRIMTO] For many years RPC's RT56 Jerrican was Prochem's first choice for packing five litre products but the company recently switched to the new, lighter, 5L LX container, produced at UKSC's Rushden site. The 5L LX weighs 130g, compared with the RT56's 140g. Prochem's Chemical Product Manager Paul Reynolds say...

If you want to do business in Turkey, don't miss Pulire Eurasia

...quainted with: * Cleaning standards and policies * Emerging trends and best practices * New technology and innovative solutions * Other vital issues important to the cleaning industry T: +39 02 67 44 58 1 F: +39 02 66 71 22 99 E: info@pulire-eurasia.com W: www.pulire-eurasia.com ...

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...C's The One Show, where I learned about this odd habit, reports that Ben's local council and the police seem to view him as a unique community artist. Do please take a look at: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01n1t6d/The_One_Show  (the bit about Ben is around half way through) and let me know whether you feel, as Ben does, that his work is a...

Just a week until The FM Event opens its doors

...ent industry. Speakers participating in these sessions include Julie Kortens, Head of Corporate Services, Channel 4 and Chairman of WiFM SIG, Bernard Amos, CEO, Hellistrat Management Services and Mandy Keepax, Head of FM - Offices, Store Cleaning, Waste & Pest Control for Marks & Spencer, amongst many others. There's more though... The F...

Hygiene Group is the right ingredient for Cereform

... a key requirement for this job. This project demonstrated the strength and flexibility of our services to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers in the food manufacturing sector." A market leader in the supply of ingredients to the baking industry, Cereform is part of AB Mauri, a division of Associated British Foods. T: 0121 451 3211...

Ecolab launches $25,000 Clean Makeover Contest for restaurants

...taurateurs are devoted to serving their customers. To celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit of service, Ecolab is inviting restaurant owners to share their stories for a chance to win a makeover by Ecolab's 'Champions of Clean' in the first-ever Ecolab Clean Makeover Contest.[TRIMTO] "At Ecolab we're privileged to be part of the Foodservice ind...

Final tickets on sale now for BCC Conference 2012

...ew tickets are still available for the BCC Conference 2012: Business Efficiency & Innovation, priced at £149 per delegate. The BCC Conference has established itself as the must-attend event for UK professionals concerned with commercial success in the modern world. The last three events have sold out, with over 200 senior executives co...

Cresswell awarded cleaning contract at new local school

A new Southwark Free School has awarded its cleaning contract to Cresswell Office Services. The South London based sustainable cleaning company has been chosen to clean the school site at Ledbury Hall, which was previously used as a community hall and had for many years hosted occasional local community events. Cresswell was contacted by the scho...

BICSc celebrates outstanding year at Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Day

...ccredited Training Provision within Hospital Trusts recognised the provision of BICSc training at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The Arthur Ayres Award was awarded to BICSc Midlands for its hard work and successful membership growth over the past year. The Sholom Gordon Award - the Institute's premier award, was presented to Mary Schramm for her outsta...

Government to charge businesses £124hr for health & safety fails

...ment action. Chris Hall, Managing Partner of health & safety consultancy Lighthouse Risk Services, says: "As well as confirming the start date for the scheme, the HSE has also published initial guidance explaining how the scheme will work in practice, along with examples illustrating how it will be applied." FFI will apply whenever an ins...

Ladder Association stresses need for safe equipment following prosecution

...ntained. The Ladder Association is the trade body responsible for advancing safety and best practice in the ladder industry, and oversees the delivery of national training. Formed in 1947 by leading ladder manufacturers, it has since expanded to welcome members from every part of the access industry, playing an integral role in promoting the hig...

BSCAI announces Registered Building Service Manager workshops

The Building Service Contractors Association International announced yesterday the schedule for the remaining 2012 Registered Building Service Manager workshops in Northern and Southern California. These workshops are designed to help qualified individuals involved in custodial contracts become RBSM-certified.[TRIMTO] RBSM Workshops are designe...

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust chooses In Depth for windows contract

In Depth Managed Services, one of Britain's leading cleaning and facilities-management specialists, has been awarded the contract for window cleaning by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.[TRIMTO] The three-year contract is to clean the windows at six sites including Leeds General Infirmary, where the third series of Channel 4's Bafta-award-wi...

CSSA frustrated by news that illegal migrants are not pursued for economic reasons

...economic reasons. These cases are the remainder of the over 500,000 cases discovered at the Home Office in 2006. Of those, some 180,000 had been allowed to remain, because they had settled by the time their cases were considered.[TRIMTO] Responding to these revelations, Cleaning & Support Services Association Chief Executive Andrew Large sai...

Auto Bella launches complete auto car wash capability

...essure washer, along with foam-lance and quick inlet couplings * Drying cloth * Vortice Metallo, ideal for the cleaning of interiors, wheel rims and the car engine * Vacuum cleaner * Detergent, which you can use without a sponge or similar * Car wash course * Marketing support T: +39 049 9336756 E:...

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... been carried out (see more below). It says that 'personalised feedback' makes healthcare workers twice as likely to wash their hands. We all know what we're supposed to do, don't we? And we all know the potential consequences of not complying. Yet many of us simply choose not to. I can't help feeling that inattention to personal hygiene is a...

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... my goodness the people doing the work aren't paid nearly enough to do it. And something I've noticed in all the hospitals I visit is that while the floors are always very shiny, the higher level cleaning and washing down of walls seems to be a low priority - and it shows. I know that with budget constraints, shortcuts have to be made, and I won...

Selden acquires Jeyes Professional Division

...ch scooped FTSE Top 250 FM company MITIE's Supplier of the Year award earlier this year, now holds license to the Jeyes Professional brand in perpetuity and becomes the exclusive distributor of Jeyes retail products, including Jeyes Fluid, Parozone, Bloo and the Shades air freshener brand, into the professional cleaning sector. The moves also gr...

Kensington & Chelsea SITA street cleaners to be balloted for strike action over pay

On Monday, GMB, the union for public services workers in the UK, gave notice of an official ballot for strike action for 70 GMB members employed by contractor SITA on the street cleansing contract with Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) - the most affluent borough in London - in a dispute over pay.[TRIMTO] GMB members who clean th...

REACH benefits not obvious yet, EU admits

...s produced or imported in high volumes (above 1,000 tonnes per year). Dr. Martin Kayser, senior vice president for product safety at the German company, said BASF had filled 6 million data fields in registration dossiers it submitted until now to the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. "I believe that at this point in time, we can already ...

Funding announced to increase recycling rate in Scotland

...gers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. T: 01698 897 521 E: catherine.donnelly@ciwm.co.uk W: www.ciwm.co.uk ...

Green Seal awards 1st Specialty Cleaner Certification to PortionPac

...raPac Floor Neutralizer prolongs the life of floors and carpets by removing the film and residue of ice-melting compounds. It neutralises alkaline residue after floor-stripping, whilst conditioning floors for better adhesion of floor finish. It also neutralises carpet to remove alkalinity from dirt-trapping detergent residues. Pot & Pan Det...

KD masters Prochem's Sapphire

... heat exchange technology simplifies the machine's operation and maintenance and ensures a long service life at a low cost. And - most dramatically - with a console width of only 16", the machine can fit into the fast-growing small panel van sector. The Sapphire Scientific 370SS offers what is believed to be the smallest cubic size truckmount...

Clean India journey set to spread hygiene, sanitation awareness

...pen defecation - will be launching the yatra. Jairam says the government aims to eliminate the practice of open defecation in India in 10 years. Noting that 60% of all open defecation in the world takes place in India, the minister had described it as "a matter of shame, anguish, sorrow and anger." Other agencies that are involved in this projec...

Gum success for Newham Council

...n force across the borough. Mayor Sir Robin Wales was on hand to press the new cleaners into service. He said: "As well using this new machinery to rid our streets of unsightly gum, we'll be giving litter louts something to chew over by issuing more fixed penalty fines to anyone caught dirtying our streets." T: 0044 (0) 1772 431906 E: mi...

New features on offer at The Cleaning Show 2013

...us years, it gives us the opportunity to see the huge number of new and innovative products and services that are on offer. We would not miss the UK's premier cleaning exhibition as it provides great value to our business." Highlights of the new features and attractions include: Innovation Zone and Awards: The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards ...

Ryans ploughs through a clean 10 years

...rements of fixed venues, international events, tradeshows and exhibitions as well as commercial, office and industrial cleaning premises in the UK and Ireland. T: +353 (0) 504 51083 E: info@ryanseventclean.ie W: www.ryanseventclean.ie ...

Training flexibility with the WoolSafe Academy

...ting them down into more manageable blocks of learning that can be completed on the move, in the office or in the comfort of home." The first courses available online from the WoolSafe Academy include the Fibre Care Specialist programme and the Carpet Complaint Investigation course. The Fibre Care Specialist course consists of a variety of mo...

Emprise bulks up its gym cleaning portfolio

Support Services supplier Emprise Services, has announced that after a year of partnership with gym chain, Pure Gym, Emprise has now been named the sole supplier for cleaning and associated services to the entire Pure Gym portfolio, which currently includes 43 gyms across the UK.[TRIMTO] Pure Gym is a value gym chain that offers its members 24...

Assign - next-generation mobile and field workforce scheduling software launched

...ble its field workforce complete more jobs more efficiently, while delivering improved customer service. Replacing Wheatley Associates' previous generation GRASP software suite, Assign also features improved performance and back-office infrastructure integration. "Multi-dimensional scheduling requirements demand new ideas and new thinking and...

Korean airforce chooses RCM sweepers

...e of optional accessories ensures that the machine can be adapted to suit most needs. There is a choice of different brushes and filters, left side brush, third side brush, dust conveyor, LPG plant, catalytic cleaner, overhead guard, beacon, reverse alarm, lights and much more. RCM can also design specific accessories to meet a client's particular ...

Study finds PurThread hospital privacy curtains resist superbug contamination eight times better than control curtains

...tains, identical in look and feel. All 30 curtains were swabbed to collect samples for culturing twice a week for four weeks. PurThread Technologies is a development-stage company dedicated to using its proprietary antimicrobial technology to help hospitals reduce the bioburden on hard-to-clean soft surfaces in the patient environment. PurThrea...

We have Mail: Hospital cleaning

Dear Jan, Nice leader last week and your thoughts are spot on. We were able to see the accuracy of these in another part of the country when we were doing some expert witness research and work as part of a legal action we got called in to advise on. As expert witnesses, we also got to view the work and training package of one of the co-responde...

Tickets selling fast for 25th Anniversary Loo of the Year Awards presentation extravaganza!

...is a few short weeks away and tickets are selling fast![TRIMTO] Whichever part of the supply/service chain you're in, from 'hardware' to disposables manufacturer/supplier, from facilities manager to service provider and toilet attendant or cleaner, or whether you're an 'away from home' toilet user with an interest in the subject, this event offe...

Chicopee receives special customs certification

...opee team spent months analysing and improving security, customs procedures and other business practices in order to fully conform to AEO standards. In August the certification became official. T: +31 (0)485 398 111 www.chicopee-europe.com ...

Irish manufacturer seeks distributors

... manufacturing detergent products for distributors that support programmes for warewashing, foodservice and laundry applications and the company is now seeking distributors for its range of solid detergent products.[TRIMTO] "We believe that the right product improves the quality of the job," says Turlough Sweeney. "Our product range was develope...

Asfel is looking forward to 2013 export promotion

...ext year. Like every year, these actions are supported by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade - ICEX - and are voted for via a questionnaire distributed amongst the association's members.[TRIMTO] Asfel believes ICEX provides essential support for Spanish companies in their drive to revitalise the economy. It quotes analysts as saying that th...

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... Indeed sat here at my desk, thinking about the growing numbers of people using this type of service and all the new carrier bags that are produced as a result... Well - let's just say it makes me think that we need to find another way of doing things. How about using returnable boxes, as we did with our doorstep milk deliveries years ago where ...

New CIWM President launches benchmarking report and demands greater global efficiency

...ery stage of the product supply chain are recognised". Quality is paramount both in terms of service delivery and recycling performance, but as well as resolving some of the current tensions regarding collection methods and frequency, John said that governments must ensure that the economic development potential of waste is also realised. "We...

We have mail: Campaign to Protect Rural England's Past President, Bill Bryson, writes...

... bags handed out so liberally at most supermarkets aren't free. The cost of them is hidden in the price of other products. When you think about it for just one moment the question is obvious - why would a business whose motivation is profit spend millions of pounds a year giving away things for free? The answer is that it wouldn't. And the reaso...

World industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market to grow at 4.7% pa to 2016

...ent safety requirements of consumers, regulators and national and global food retailers and foodservice companies. Worldwide increases in infection control efforts will boost demand in healthcare settings - a trend that will be beneficial not only for specialised disinfectants, but for more general janitorial/sanitation products as well. Envi...

New independent studies show Purell Advanced Instant hand sanitiser to be ahead of the game

...when hand sanitiser is provided," argues Tim Dye, Gojo North American Business General Manager and Vice President. "Our newest dispensers, the Purell ADX and LTX systems, are designed to deliver 1.2 ml of hand sanitiser, providing users with the assurance that they are getting the right amount of product for effective germ kill every time." P...

WFBSC Curitiba reinforces industry's public hygiene and sustainability roles

...uritiba (Brazil) will be the world capital for cleaning," said the World Federation of Building Service Contractors' president Adonai Aires de Arruda (pictured left with WFBSC executive VP Andrew Large) when officially opening the WFBSC Congress 2012 last week, reports Alan Hardcastle, Consulting Editor of the Australia-based InClean magazine . Al...

A self sustaining solution for electronically controlled taps

... unit and the tap itself. All in all, Geberit's new self sustaining power supply is the ideal choice for buildings that need to follow strict ecological guidelines. T: 0800 077 8365 W: www.geberit.co.uk ...

Australian cleaning contractors face similar issues to those in the UK

...on that the industry continues to compete on unrealistic hourly rates rather than on quality of service. How can the users of our services ever give us respect when they see wages constantly increasing while our hourly charges remain static or reduce? "I keep putting out Recommended Hourly Rates and contractors insist on cutting those rates by ...

New success signals unparalleled award hat-trick for SkySiren

... delighted to have received this recognition and will strive to continue to drive forward best practice in every arena of our work. Nationwide Platforms was also shortlisted for Best Health & Safety Achievement in Transport and Logistics, as well as for Partnership of the Year alongside Skanksa UK for work developing the SkySiren. Picture...

Norse scores high in schools cleaning and grounds purchasing frameworks

...andards is clear acknowledgement of a successful framework company's commitment to high quality services delivery," says Sales Director Geoff Tucke. "This was a really tough tender process and we are delighted that we outscored major competitors on both quality and price. It shows that Norse is recognised as a major supplier right across the cou...

Study shows efficacy of improved hydrogen peroxide against healthcare-associated pathogens

...oxide is a new low-level disinfectant option that is low in toxicity, fast-acting and a suitable choice for regular use to help control the spread of pathogens on common hospital environmental surfaces," says Dr. William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H., the study's lead researcher, Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health, and Safety Program a...

Greyland 'wins gold' from supplier to the London Olympics

...e make our decisions based upon the best rationale, not on emotions. Greyland provide a quality service, best prices, and the products, both own label and Greyland brand, are excellent. "They have also made some bespoke products for us, and again the service all the way from formulation through to testing, packaging, and final delivery has been ...

New apprenticeships in facilities management launched

New apprenticeships have been launched to help strengthen the facilities management workforce. The entry-level Facilities Services Apprenticeship, set at Level 2, offers employers a new route of recruiting 16 - 24 year olds into FM, while degree-level Facilities Management Apprenticeships have also been introduced at Levels 4 and 5.[TRIMTO] ...

Truvox Multiwash machines keep Glasgow Royal Infirmary floors clean

...ow and Clyde. It provides a broad range of regional, supra-regional and national acute clinical services and has more than 70 wards. In addition, it has a busy accident and emergency department, including major treatment rooms for patients with serious injuries, a separate minor injuries unit and a resuscitation unit with six bays. Furthermore wit...

Effective hand hygiene in reducing the spread of infections

...rveillance studies that have been conducted have indicated a complex picture of many different practices, working cultures, management motivation and different educational strategies. Promotion of effective hand hygiene is therefore a complex process, involving a systemic change in the education and motivation of all interested parties within he...

Innovation and Customer Service Award winners: as voted for 'electronically' and by ISSA Show attendees

...entations at the recent ISSA trade event in Chicago, the winners of the Innovation and Customer Service Award winners, as voted for by ISSA Show attendees, were:[TRIMTO] Innovation Awards * Cleaning Agents: Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Cleaners by Clorox Professional Products Co. * Disposables: MOD Dispensing System f...

How to tackle Springtime pests

...ets to typhoid, cholera and dysentery. Looking for food after a cold Winter, rodents like rats, mice and squirrels come out into the sunshine and into buildings. Protecting your facility from rodents is very important as rats can fit into a building through a hole the size of a 5p coin. They are searching for food after a long Winter and will be...

Deliberately disabled safety mechanisms lead to fine for recycling firm

...ines, which were used to compress material such as cardboard and cans for recycling. Prohibition Notices were served stopping all work on the two machines. The company was also served with an Improvement Notice requiring implementation of a routine guard checking procedure to ensure interlocks and emergency stops were working correctly. HSE foun...

Personalised feedback makes healthcare workers twice as likely to clean their hands

...lth Protection Agency, has shown that giving one-to-one feedback to healthcare workers makes them twice as likely to clean their hands or use soap.[TRIMTO] The Feedback Intervention Trial (FIT) is the first such trial to be done in a large number of hospitals anywhere in the world. Carried out across 60 wards in 16 hospitals that were already im...

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... also leaves an envelope with some money in it and a thank you note. "They come in and say 'that's nice' and it makes them feel better," he says. Nice eh? I always make sure the cleaner has a clear run whenever I stay in a hotel. Indeed one of my 'things' is to tell the receptionist when I check in to ask the housekeeping staff not to make up my...

Genie will reappear in different form

...rket," explains Graham Fisher, Group CEO. "Over the past 12 months we have added an accountancy service and a health & safety passport scheme. We are really excited about the progress we have made and have no intention of moving away from our core brand values." Despite the rebrand, there will be no change to the corporate structure or group...

UK Government's flagship employment programme off to a promising start, but low employer awareness hinders progress

More than a year after the introduction of the government's ambitious Work Programme, the CIPD warns that it needs to build on the scheme's early progress by increasing awareness and understanding of the scheme amongst employers.[TRIMTO] In a survey of more than 1,000 employers, drawn from all three main sectors of the economy, the CIPD found t...

Vectair names TNT Unlimited 'Manufacturer Representative of the Year 2012'

...Interclean show in Chicago. Presenting the award were Paul Wonnacott, President and Tom Valentino, Vice President Sales & Marketing, of Vectair Systems. Vectair Systems,. based in Memphis, Tennessee, is a manufacturer and distributor of hygiene products in 110 countries around the world. It is well known for its technological innovation in t...

Nviro wins Employer of the Year award

..., Charlotte Sleven. "In addition to this, we have worked with Smart to employ a number of apprentices. As part of our policy on employment, Nviro, a subsidiary of the Quarr Group, has looked at the ways in which we can help to encourage growth within the South East area job market. The Quarr Group created the policy which encourages its companie...

Inaugural FM Event is praised by industry

...s, The FM Event provided a useful environment to view and interact with the latest products and services from leading companies across the sector.[TRIMTO] A clear highlight for many attending this year was the Networking Hub; the new feature included facilitated networking by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the British Institute of...

Facilitate the future growth and development of your cleaning business

... the cleaning industry around the world still remains profitable due to the demand for cleaning services from other industries.[TRIMTO] Despite the economic downturn's effects on the global economy however, China's cleaning supply industry has expanded rapidly over the past year. The industrial and public facilities cleaning industry saw its rev...

A BSCAI Service Employee of the Year Award winner for the fifth year!

...h Murch's Maintenance Management Company) has announced that MMMM has been awarded the Building Services Contractors Association International 2012 Service Employee of the Year Award for an unprecedented fifth time.[TRIMTO] Nominations came from some of the Association's 1,200 member companies worldwide and the BSCAI Independent Board chose Elai...

Hat trick for Cagney Contract Cleaning

... Overall Winner of the ICCA Award 2012," enthuses the company's Health and Safety & Training Officer Gregory O'Keeffe. "We acknowledge the time and effort of our clients during the evaluation process. "Cagney Contract Cleaning was founded in 1977 to provide professional cleaning and related services to a wide range of clients. We recognise t...

National head office puts Trust in Principle Cleaning

Following its recent move to a new London office, The National Trust has appointed Principle Cleaning Services as its cleaning contractor.[TRIMTO] Completely independent of Government, The National Trust is a charity that relies for income on membership fees, donations and legacies together with revenue raised from its commercial operations. I...

Clean up at The Golden Service Awards 2013!

Kimberly-Clark Professional is delighted to announce the launch of the Golden Service Awards 2013. Designed to recognise service excellence in the cleaning & support services industry, the awards provide a benchmark for quality and are the ideal opportunity for contract cleaning companies and in-house cleaning teams to promote the excellent ...

Anti-microbial plastic - an answer to the lack of human hygiene

...as and Aspergillus Niger. These are dangerous bugs which lurk everywhere, in hospitals, schools, offices, as well as the interior of long-life shopping bags and plastic water bottles. In addition, Symphony can give plastic products protection against many forms of fungi and mould which cause contamination and wastage of bread, fruit, and other f...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 exceeds expectations

... show hosted in Chicago. Co-locating their annual conventions again this year were the Building Service Contractor Association International, the International Executive Housekeepers Association and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. Also present were many supporting associations from throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia...

PDI signs agreement with HealthTrust for surface disinfection products

...ts nearly 1,400 acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centres, physician practices and alternate care sites in the US, with an annual purchasing volume of more than $20 billion.[TRIMTO] The contract makes the full line of Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes, designed to service all areas of the healthcare facility, avail...

Omega power - an incredibly compact stainless steel steam cleaner!

...ga has been designed to offer user friendliness, reliability and robustness, but at an affordable price that it is said to compete on price with the domestic machines that are currently available, whilst providing all the attributes one would expect from a professional machine. The continuous fill boiler system allows refilling at any time durin...

ISS continues solid performance in challenging market

...ive trend in organic growth in 2011 following the start-up of several large Integrated Facility Services contracts leading to organic growth of 6.2% for the group. The organic growth in 2012 is negatively impacted by the challenging macroeconomic conditions, decline in non-portfolio services, exiting customer contracts with unsatisfactory payment c...

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...at have been scratched by a buffer (see below, column right). I gather he's acted on some of the advice and I'll let you know how he got on once I've heard back from him. Meantime some of the suggestions are listed below, centre column. If you have some ideas of your own, just post to our FaceBook page. www.facebook.com/Cleanzine Yours, ...

Betco launches new Stealth cylindrical sweeping scrubbers

...artners internationally. Its products serve numerous markets and industries including building services, education, healthcare, food service and retail. T: 1-888-462-3826 W: www.betco.com ...

Triangle Services receives US nationwide CIMS-GB Certification

Triangle Services' Janitorial Division has achieved CIMS-GB (Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building) certification from ISSA. This designation covers all janitorial locations throughout the US, ensuring the company's clients receive a consistently highly-quality service.[TRIMTO] CIMS-GB certification applies to management, operati...

IFMA names 2012 Class of Fellows

...r professional experiences and successes, she speaks about FM concepts and strategies, good FM practices and techniques to support professional growth. Thomas Madritsch, IFMA Fellow, a past recipient of IFMA's Distinguished Educator award, has helped launch and enrich FM education programmes around the world. Over the course of 15 years as an FM...

Time to get on the acquisition trail (but take a different path)

...etitors out of the game. "Of course some of these high value acquisitions would command a high price premium, but this new analysis tells you why some companies are worth more than others and enables you to seek out growth. "Most successful businesses work with Plimsoll. For over 25 years we have worked with many of the leaders in this sector...

CK Group Cleaning Services wins Museum of London

CK Group has won the prestigious Museum of London contract for all housekeeping and portering services, taking over from MITIE. Located over three sites, London Wall, Docklands, and the archeological offices based in Islington, the Museum of London tells the story of one of the world's greatest cities and its people.[TRIMTO] The London Wall...

Trilogy system... the cleaning revolution!

...drying. "The system is time saving because the composition of the Tri mops allows you to clean twice the usual surface area... because you use them on both sides, cleaning with their whole surface. This also cuts costs as you use half of the usual quantity of mops to get the job done. "There is also a reduction in environmental impact:  ...

Nurses should clean 'only when relevant' says poll

...es.' This follows a recent survey of 1,000 NHS nurses and healthcare assistants on cleaning practices and attitudes which found that a third of respondents had cleaned toilets or mopped floors in the previous 12 months. Moreover, almost three quarters of those responding to the survey had received no training on how to perform these duties. ...

P&G has new fibre sourcing goals for tissue-towel and absorbent hygiene products

...eve that partnering is essential to deliver our long-term sustainability vision," says Len Sauers, Vice President of Global Sustainability at P&G. "World Wildlife Fund is an invaluable partner, as they have challenged us and collaborated to work through the complexities of achieving third party-certification for our pulp. We are very proud of t...

Business efficiency and innovation in the spotlight at BCC annual conference

...dards should improve due to an expected slight growth in the economy, which was confirmed by the Office of National Statistics two days after the conference. He also predicted that businesses will start to invest again, in part due to the European Stability Mechanism, a new European Union agency designed to safeguard financial stability in Europe -...

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...holiday is tough at the best of times... attempting to cover for what may be longish-term, short-notice breaks is likely to induce a real headache and for some small businesses... well... it could actually break them. And what will happen to workplace camaraderie when several people want to be off at the same time? I'm pleased that the Forum of...

British Cleaning Council welcomes new London Living Wage

...mployees feel more supported and valued, increasing staff retention and thus providing a better service to customers. The BCC will continue to add its voice to calls for a wider adoption of the Living Wage across the cleaning and FM industries." The Living Wage was one of the topics covered at last month's BCC Conference, which was held at the C...

David Bellamy OBE steps down as President of BICSc

...announced that Professor David Bellamy OBE has stepped down as President after over a decade of service to the Institute.[TRIMTO] As Colin Hasson, Life Vice President of the Institute explains: "He leaves an Institute now starting on its way to the 100th anniversary. His enthusiasm - as for all his interests - knows no bounds and the Institute ...

Northern European regions the most innovative, reveals new study

...d to overcome the current crisis, innovation deserves all our attention," said European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, commissioner for Industry & Entrepreneurship. "In particular I count on enterprises as they have proven to be the key to success in innovation. But successful start ups in other parts of the world show that some l...

Forum announces five-point plan for jobs and growth

...rliament. "It also makes sense to see what January's OFT report says on its investigation into price fixing in the fuel sector." "Businesses welcome certainty and the link between business rate increases and the RPI level in the preceding September is useful. However, we are in extraordinary times and the RPI has been running at extremely hig...

Soapbox: Why we should all ignore GDP statistics

...e leading organisation for multinational companies operating in Europe.[TRIMTO] Gross Domestic Prices at constant prices - or Real GDP - is used widely by economists and politicians to indicate the volume of wealth generation in a particular economy or region," he said. "Yet as a single figure it summarises nothing more than a set of assumption...

Agreement confirms elite supplier status

...more than 500 products, including a core range of black and clear refuse sacks, compactor sacks, office bin products and wheeled bin liners that will be available to all 35 branches of the network. The company's UN accredited clinical waste sacks, which make extensive use of star seal technology and are used by leading healthcare, clinical and spe...

Ingot Services continues its support for Suffolk youth charity

...al awards evening, honouring its young volunteers. Corporate sponsor, cleaning contractor Ingot Services, was there to join in the celebrations.[TRIMTO] Ingot's Managing Director Alan Maynard was delighted to be asked to present an award on the night.: "I was really pleased to be asked to attend what was an uplifting and inspiring evening," he s...

Buc-ee's New Braunfels bathroom is America's best

...secure their place in the America's Best Restroom Hall of Fame. Buc-ee's 68,000-square-foot service stop plays host to thousands of vehicles a day with passengers filling up on fuel, grabbing food and using the facilities. "We invite everyone to stop in to try out our award winning restrooms," said Buc-ee's co-owner, Beaver Aplin. "Maybe Buc...

Cleaning and environmental apprenticeships firm receives industry accolade for second year running

...ing company which specialises in workforce development as well as cleaning and environmental apprenticeships, has been presented with the Eric Hill Memorial Award by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners for the second year running.[TRIMTO] The livery company presents the Eric Hill Memorial Award (in remembrance of its founder), annua...

Ambitious plans announced for Facilities Show 2013

...dustry to build an event that addresses the important topics, showcases the latest products and services and provides premium networking opportunities for all. "The evolving role of facilities means that it is important for the industry to be able to come together to share best practice, get updates on the latest legislation and keep abreast of ...

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...money it would save! Indeed as general secretary of the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers some years later, like the proverbial turkey voting for Christmas, I recommended it to the National Executive Committee. The ABCD still has its own very able General Secretary but other associations have gone down the route of using ...

Conference to hear from expert behind British athletes' 2012 success

...e International Centre for Coaching in Education "We've drawn on research and existing best practice elsewhere to shape a talent management model that will benefit the whole of FM by creating an exceptional talent pool," says Sarah Bentley, Chief Executive of Asset Skills. "Now more than ever it's crucial to identify, nurture and inspire tale...

Does new report signal future problems for window cleaning industry?

...rgy transmission through windows must be finely optimised. Energy efficiency in solar homes and offices can also be boosted by using the same self-cleaning coatings that have been developed for windows on solar panels. Meanwhile, self-cleaning windows continue to improve in performance. Entirely new kinds of self-cleaning coatings are beginning...

ICE's new ServiceSmart Lite makes keeping track of cleaning contracts easier

Industrial Cleaning Equipment , the Southampton-based cleaning equipment and service specialist, has launched ServiceSmart Lite - a new asset management tool that provides comprehensive on-line tracking and support to clients.[TRIMTO] ICE took a pioneering step when it introduced its first web-based system, Service Smart, back in 2008. It was d...

WFBSC's new worldwide cleaning report discusses and compares sector's key issues

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors has published the first comprehensive worldwide cleaning report. Covering 38 countries, it gives an overview of the size and importance of the cleaning market in those countries and the key issues for the sector - such as staffing and training issues, the pressure to lower costs and provide ...

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...money it would save! Indeed as general secretary of the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers some years later, like the proverbial turkey voting for Christmas, I recommended it to the National Executive Committee. The ABCD still has its own very able General Secretary but other associations have gone down the route of using ...

LCC Support Services signs up for ICE's new rental model

Industrial Cleaning Equipment , the Southampton-based cleaning equipment and service specialist, has welcomed LCC Support Services as a valued new client - in what is believed to be a groundbreaking 'first' for the industry.[TRIMTO] ICE has now become LCC's sole floor cleaning equipment supplier, thanks to a specially devised rental model that ...

CHSA announces changes to secretariat from 1st January 2013

...s this week announced that it will be outsourcing its secretariat to the Cleaning & Support Services Association from 1st January 2013. Commenting on the change in secretariat, Stephen Harrison (CHSA Chairman) said: "I am delighted that Andrew Large, CEO of the CSSA, will be assuming responsibility for the management of the CHSA secretariat....

We have Mail: R.I.P. CHSA

...e its very existence by passing the management of the Association to the Cleaning & Support Services Association. In this matter CSSA cannot be held responsible. They have made no secret of their intention to take over the running of as many Associations as possible. They have already taken over the management of the secretariat British Clea...

Would you like salt with that?

...creasing numbers of businesses and organisations choose to prepare early for bad weather. Met Office figures show that 2012 has been one of the coldest years since 1996 and several inches of snow have already fallen across parts of the UK. Now bookmakers are slashing odds on a white Christmas and say there is a 10-1 chance that the UK's coldest ...

The use - and misuse - of floor buffers and floor scrubbers

...'shine'? The floor polish acts as a very good sacrificial coating, in that it wears away as a sacrifice to the underlining floor material. Again, bear in mind that all floor coatings and polishes will change the original slip resistance value of the bare floor, and that equally applies to repeated buffing the coating. What is the answer? If over...

Tests of Canadian hotels indicate high levels of contamination

...ms all looked clean, the study confirms that looks can be deceiving. According to Mike Sawchuk, Vice President and General Manager of Enviro-Solutions, a leading manufacturer of green cleaning chemicals, the researchers concluded that the main reason for the high ATP ratings in the hotels was likely a combination of improper cleaning products an...

Autumn Statement leaves green economy out in the cold, says CIWM

...italisation of the bank through borrowing is likely be constrained for a further year given the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts that national debt will not start falling now until 2016-17. "The one positive outcome from was the 25% budget increase for UK Trade & Investment. The Government may not be committed to capitalising on...

Jangro launches smart cleaning training programme

...logue and soon to be available on product packaging. To provide the best up-to-date practical advice, top cleaning trainer Tommy Taylor has worked with Jangro as consultant editor on all training and technical issues. The LMS system works remotely so it can be carried out at times to suit the user. Programmes operating times vary from 50 min...

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...ents and working days as the trains they were due to catch had been vandalised and taken out of service. That's not talent! I only wish the trio could be put to work every day, cleaning graffiti from trains and buildings so they can see how difficult it is. That way they might just realise that their 'talents' should be put to better use once th...

Vectair partners gynaecological cancer research charity to launch its Femcare MVP range

...rotection from harmful bacteria on the lid of the sanitary unit using Biomaster technology. For service staff or customers for whom safety is a top concern, Biosmaster - an antimicrobial additive - around the surface of each Femcare unit, kills 99.9% of microbes. Each unit is protected for life, and antimicrobial liners provide extra protection. ...

UBM Live unites Facilities Show and FM Event for 2013

... working within the sector constantly evolves, UBM Live will continue to adapt our products and services, enhancing our offering to best support this vibrant and vital industry. Investing and strengthening Facilities Show ensures that we can build on the previous success and legacy of both shows, showcasing the latest and most innovative global FM ...

Tips on maintaining gym mats

...hese guidelines closely will help keep matting in tip-top condition, providing years of quality service.[TRIMTO] Crown Mats and Matting-a leading manufacturer of all types of mats, including gym and athletic mats-offers the following suggestions on how to clean gym mats: Clean mats by first sweeping them to remove grit and dirt. Next, clean t...

New partnership to find work for unemployed people in Wales

...eople in Wales will undergo training in employability and specialist cleaning and environmental services skills. Employers can place vacancies with the project and candidates will be trained specifically to fill those jobs. Sarah Bentley, Chief Executive of Asset Skills, says: "Our new social enterprise company Asset Skills for Employment will w...

BICSc to discontinue COPC qualification

...e successful completion of the three CPSS mandatory units, candidates are issued with their BICSc 'Licence to Practice' which ensures that a cleaning operative is competent in the required entry level skills to perform his or her role as a cleaning operative. Skills include chemical competence, the safe use and storage of equipment and materials an...

Swedish hospitals failing toilet hygiene guidelines

...how to ensure the guidelines are followed. "We're doing what we can to put this knowledge into practice," Michael Soop, medical officer at the Swedish National Board of Health & Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), told DN. "The first thing is to ask the county council management what focus they have on cleaning. Next year we hope to follow up if the gui...

Harper Brush Works sold to Cequent Consumer Products

...s, automotive cleaning tools, long handled cleaning tools, mops, microfibre/dusting tools, food service products and housewares. Harper Brush Works is one of the few remaining broom and brush companies that continues to manufacture its own hardwood blocks for many of its core products in the US. In mid-August 2012, Equity Partner CRB was retain...

ISS and Telenor sign Nordic IFS contract

Telenor, the international provider of tele, data and media communication services, has entered into a strategic partnership with ISS, where ISS will be delivering Integrated Facility Services to most of Telenor's operations throughout the Nordic countries.[TRIMTO] The new contract, signed with Telenor Real Estate, includes delivery of propert...

Avoid the perils of window cleaning in frozen wintery conditions

London-based Spectrum Window Cleaning, says its specialist commercial window cleaning services are better tailored to overcome the challenges of the cold winter weather and that its tried and tested systems deliver superior results in all weather conditions, providing end users with faster and longer-lasting results.[TRIMTO] Window cleaning in...

Carlisle awarded Arriva contract

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded the contract to provide Arriva, the UK's largest bus operator, with fleet and depot cleaning services. The contract will be the UK's biggest bus cleaning contract and will involve operations across the country.[TRIMTO] This contract win exemplifies the type of enlightened partnership approach to prov...

UKCPI Council welcomes new leaders

... of its Council. Brandon Pilling of ACDOCO has been named Chairman and he will be supported by two Vice-Chairs - Petra Hangweier of Unilever and Steve Elder of Ecolab.[TRIMTO] The Council provides the overall leadership of the association and comprises industry leaders from across the UK. The appointments reflect the breadth of membership and re...

Techniclean Supply acquires business of AIM Trading

...igh quality and value for money hygiene and cleaning products as well as technical and practical advice that its customers need. From floor seals to face masks, vacuums to toilet tissue, Techniclean can supply the product and equipment for the cleaning and maintenance of any location; coupled with next day delivery. T: 01494 835 233 E: info@...

Hull firms in court for worker's death in roof fall

...actory rooflight to the concrete floor more than eight metres below. HSE served a Prohibition Notice on both companies after the incident, preventing any further work at height on the site. A subsequent investigation found a series of serious safety failings: - No controls, e.g. boards or staging, were used to work from to prevent workers ste...

Vileda Professional launches flexible and disposable high level cleaning solution

...ssional products and systems deliver on hygiene, sustainability and economy, making them a first choice for contract and domestic cleaning teams. www.vileda-professional.com ...

Housing and care provider appoints eight contractors

...nd care provider Midland Heart has selected eight contractors to take forward its Environmental Services. The £6m, three-year agreement with the potential to be extended for an additional two years will be serviced by contractors such as John O'Connor and Oakleaf who'll be responsible for internal cleaning of shared areas within properties...

LOTY 25th Anniversary winner is Staffordshire County Council

...es and The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Danfo, Healthmatic, SCA Tork, Soluclean and Willings Services supported this year's Awards. Full details of the 2012 Awards results are available on the Awards website. The 26th anniversary Loo of the Year Awards special Event will be held on 6th December 2013 - again at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull....

Christmas energy saving tips for businesses

...;9 million over the festive period by failing to turn lights and equipment off. The recent energy price rises will also add to this festive burden, with many businesses in for a shock when their bills arrive in the New Year. IMServ works closely with many FTSE 250 organisations advising on effective energy management solutions, including many h...

Weathering through the Winter with Aquatread and Scraper II mats

...get. Making an investment in floor mats could be the best decision you make this season.[TRIMTO] Ice-melting salts, snow and water can damage your building's carpet which can be expensive to clean and even more so if water needs to be extracted first! Stripping tile, vinyl or hardwood floors will add a great deal to those costs while stain remo...

World's largest floor cleaning franchise plans global expansion

...dentified several target markets including France, the Philippines, Turkey, Germany, Taiwan, India, Iceland, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The company is seeking master franchise partners to oversee franchise expansion in these countries.[TRIMTO] Chem-Dry uses all-natural, green-certified cleaning solutions and patented equipment to clean a wide ...

Aurora Capital acquires DuBois Chemicals

...ers a broad range of proven and customised chemicals solutions together with excellent customer service and technical support. Differentiated solutions offered by DuBois reduce downtime, minimise defects, extend equipment life and generate high return on investment for customers in mission-critical applications. DuBois has an established track ...

Talks being held today to avert further protests and strike action at hospitals

...he need to treat staff its employs with respect and for its handling of pay their management of services. "The company should fully compensate staff who lost money and who were inconvenienced over Christmas. Some families had a miserable time - going short in some cases of essentials. I'd like to see some expression of goodwill to those affected...

A clean winner

The countdown is on to the opening of the UK's leading showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning & support services industry. The Cleaning Show 2013, which the organiser says is set to be the largest in the event's history, with pre-registered visitors up by 70%, will take place from March 19th -21st at Birmingham's NEC.[TRI...

Cleaning at the sharp end!

Principle Cleaning Services has scored something of a coup by winning the contract to clean London's fabulous new landmark building: The Shard at London Bridge Quarter - the new commercial district emerging on London's South Bank. Principle is delighted to be working in partnership with London Bridge Quarter Estate Management, the dedicated on-s...

Powr-Flite troubleshooter: How to safely remove ice melt haze from hard floors

Many properties use ice melt compounds this time of year. These are minerals designed to reduce the freezing point of water, helping to keep surfaces such as pavements and pathways safer to walk on during cold, icy weather. However, these compounds are often tracked into buildings where they dry, leaving a white haze on interior hard-surface fl...

Clever FM solution can help increase efficiency and lower costs

... of any FM function and any cost savings have to be achieved without compromising on quality of service. It is a gargantuan task. So many unexpected events can impinge on budgets or service levels - for example in any contract there has to be a provision for maintenance but the exact extent of this is largely unknown. Getting it wrong can mean t...

Porsche Museum in Germany serviced by ISS

When the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany was looking for a facility services provider, ISS came out as the preferred supplier. ISS now provides the museum with cleaning services, maintenance, glass and facade cleaning, garden maintenance, snow removal and pest control.[TRIMTO] The modern museum building in Stuttgart, which has about 5,600...

A new weapon in your cleaning skills armoury?

...ting, temperature and humidity fluctuations. To accommodate exhibit spaces over time, it has been sliced into panels and approximately 15 feet of the sky part of it has been removed over the years. All this took a toll on the painting, creating seams and bends and causing chips in the paint. By the late 1990s, experts warned that unless it was repa...

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... marketing people had been a bit more switched on they'd have found a way of using the superior service offered in-store to the company’s advantage - perhaps even by charging for it and then offering discount vouchers to be put towards purchases made at the store. I don’t know if the company had an Internet-based mail order business but...

UK business needs smarter spending strategies for growth

...rity. - Only 4% plan to increase research and development spending on new products and services in the coming years. A lack of 'smarter spending' understanding at board level: - 46% of the companies surveyed stated that their company discussed business spending (procurement) at board level only once a year or never. Limited ...

Triangle Services commences operations In Colombia

Triangle Services, a privately-held supplier of managed support services to the facilities and aviation communities, has announced its entry into the international marketplace with the opening of an office and operations at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia.[TRIMTO] Triangle President and Co-Owner Perry Fine expressed his exc...

FM professional and membership bodies "failing employers" - FM chief spearheads campaign for action

...g FM membership bodies.[TRIMTO] Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of international facilities services organisation OCS Group and Chair of FM skills body Asset Skills, is convinced industry representation is too fragmented and employer needs are not being addressed in a coherent manner. "OCS has a long-standing commitment to the development of...

Idrobase Group closes 2012 at +13% and sets the targets for 2013

..."Russia is our main market after Italy, but among the rapidly developing commercial areas we can notice the increasingly effective presence of Idrobase Group in China, thanks to the well-structured development of a distribution network for selling 'Made in Italy' products which is present in all the largest areas of the country," reveals the grou...

China air pollution hits record levels but relief may be close at hand - for some

...s, and address any indoor air or environmental quality issue," promises Vinny Lobdell. "The Pure offices in China currently provide consultancy and allergy friendly environments to some of the world's finest establishments, including office buildings, hospitals, and child care facilities." Pure Global is committed to providing the healthiest, sa...

REACH regs remain 'Elephant in the Room' for industry as fears grow over awareness - EEF survey

....   *         Of those that were aware, half were changing work practices and redesigning processes, regardless of business size.   *         One in five companies said managing chemicals is a key business priority To help companies, EEF offers a widespread advisory and consultancy se...

Brighton hospitals pay dispute: an update

...er to last week’s story regarding industrial action by cleaners and some of their support service colleagues at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust,  this joint statement has been issued by the GMB union and Sodexo, the employer: Following negotiations between GMB and Sodexo that took place in London to resolve the on...

Urgent reviews of anti-Legionella water treatment essential after HSE ban on elemental copper

...e options available and how building managers should review them. "From owners of apartments, office blocks and shopping centres to hospitals, hotels, schools, factories and sports arenas, facilities managers of these premises must take action immediately," he warns. "The deadline is looming and the HSE says its 'primary concern is that Legionel...

ISS wins contract with NIBSC

ISS Facility Services has announced that it has been awarded the contract to provide security and cleaning services to the National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC), a centre of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Based in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, NIBSC is a multi-disciplinary scientific establishment whose purpose i...

AlturaSolutions releases report on marketing directions that will impact the Jansan industry

...d users to view and buy janitorial tools and equipment on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, according to Robert Kravitz, President of AlturaSolutions Communications, a marketing and public relations firm for the Jansan and building industries.[TRIMTO] "End customers using their smartphones for purchasing will evolve into a primary ...

ICMMA launches design award for the Cleaning Show

...ne manufacturing and importing members. The Cleaning Show is a showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning & support services industry. It is the UK's only major event where companies can market, sell and promote their products and services to an international audience. The exhibition is organised every two years on behalf...

Tips for cleaning professionals to keep flu and Norovirus germs at bay

...st productivity and healthcare costs each year. This means cleaning professionals who work in office buildings, hospitals, hotels or other public places need to take precautions to help control the spread of the flu and Norovirus in their facilities. To help prevent the spread of the flu and Norovirus in buildings and other public environment...

ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe just three months away

...d accessories - Car Wash equipment and related products - Laundry equipment and services - Waste management products, equipment and services - Pest control equipment and related products - Components for manufacturing and maintenance - Cleaning services - Workwear and protective clothing - ...

Time is running out to make the most of exhibiting at Ausclean WA

...nd an exhibition. It is a meeting place for the industry - suppliers and distributors; building service contractors; facilities managers, carpet and restoration technicians, and in-house cleaning and hygiene practitioners. The event is supported by the Cleaning Council of WA, Australian Cleaning Contractors' Alliance and the Carpet Cleaning Associa...

Greyland says don't get caught short!

...al reaction to the metal surface Triple S the Stainless Steel Safe toilet cleaner is the perfect choice. Triple S may also be safely used to clean and descale ceramic surfaces. Where ceramic bowls require heavy duty cleaning, Toilet Cleaner & Descaler is extremely effective, while for daily freshening the bactericidal Toilet Freshener is ide...

Cleaning linked to asthma risk, shows new study

...e reported. Farmers were approximately four times more likely to develop asthma as an adult than office workers. Besides cleaning products, flour, enzymes, metals and textiles were among materials in the workplace identified in the study as being linked to asthma risk. The study's lead author, Dr Rebecca Ghosh of the MRC-HPA Centre for Enviro...

Cleaning industry welcomes wider support for the living wage

...eed for in-work benefits, reducing the public spending bill whilst driving demand for goods and services in the marketplace. Andrew Large, Secretary General, says: "As well as being socially beneficial, the living wage is gaining broad support as a sound economic policy that will support and drive the free market. I am thrilled to see that econo...

Unilever brings zero waste to landfill commitment five years forward to 2015

...lion, all achieved without the need for capital expenditure." Unilever is implementing best practices from all over the world, actively using the global supply chain network, to create more environmentally responsible factories. By using the 'design once and deploy everywhere' philosophy, the company is driving a sustainable model that is good f...

Andrew Large announces departure from cleaning industry

...ew role heading up the British Poultry Council. This means that the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association is looking for a new Chief Executive, whose role will also involve looking after the interests of other UK cleaning industry associations that had chosen to put the running of their own secretariats into Andrew's and/or the CSSA's ha...

VLA Healthcare removes Sharps Terminator from sale in the UK and Germany

... NHS testing and evaluation. The company is committed to supplying high quality products and services and as such, is working with other manufacturers to develop alternative solutions to Sharps Terminator.[TRIMTO] "Feedback from customers we spoke to about Sharps Terminator has been extremely positive, but it could only destroy a certain type...

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... another level entirely! In what has been dubbed ‘Operation Klopapier’, Germany's police are said to have carried out an 18-month operation - complete with a surveillance camera and an assigned officer - to capture a suspected toilet tissue thief after cleaners reported that rolls were disappearing from their stocks. The investigatio...

Hoover Commercial manufacturer in North America to invest in innovation

...hree years.[TRIMTO] "Hoover has always been about innovation," said Paul Bagwell, the company's vice president global product development. "We are committed to creating proprietary technologies across our brands that provide superior tools to meet ever-evolving cleaning needs." The manufacturer's portfolio includes more than 700 active patent...

Ashkin sees 2013 as 'tipping point' for sustainability and the cleaning industry

...ers are asking cleaning crews to turn off lights, printers, monitors, vending machines and other devices during evenings and weekends. A vending machine alone can use up to 4,000 kilowatt hours each year-an amount equal to about a third of the annual electricity usage of an average US household. To help building owners achieve these reduction...

IICRC EIICRC Europe: new contact details

The IICRC Europe office/administration centre is now being run by Vincent Blackman and the new contact details are as follows: 47A Wrecclesham Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8TY. T: 0844 880 0025 F: 01252 715725 E: admin@iicrc.org.uk W: www.iicrc.org.uk

Trust fined after employees exposed to TB bacteria

...aintenance of the CL3 containment facility that is used to provide a microbiological diagnostic service. They included: - Inadequate risk assessments for activities involving TB and consequently no safe system of work - Critical control measures, including the laboratory sealability and laboratory filters, weren't examined, monitored, tested ...

Kimberly-Clark Professional collaborates with Disney on Healthy Schools Project

...acter they are more likely to choose a healthier option, whether this is making a healthier food choice, or in this case practising good hand hygiene. Disney characters resonate with children of all ages and we're pleased that some of our most established characters are featuring in the new campaign by Kimberly-Clark Professional. Our characters ar...

Innovation in the hand towel industry: next generation products from Comax UK and Katrin

...es, better understanding of delivering real benefit is leading organisations to make new product choices - and with good reasons.[TRIMTO] Catriona Lee, Marketing coordinator at Comax says: "If we look at the common issues associated with the C-Fold towel... Firstly, there is a 50% chance of loading incorrectly so the towels do not 'self-present'...

New contactless soap dispensers from Kennedy: 'Savona Ellipse Auto'

...he exclusive spray painted designer metallic grey and the chrome plated finishes are the perfect choices for luxury washroom environments. T: 01825 768 141 E: sales@kennedy-hygiene.com W: www.kennedy-hygiene.com ...

Cleaning contractors wade in to clear flooded NHS site

..., Filton - home to one of the world's largest blood processing centres - was closed as the fire services pumped water from both inside and outside the waterlogged premises.[TRIMTO] "The fire brigade did a great job in getting the car parks and site access areas de-flooded, but a major clean-up operation was clearly required inside," says Regent ...

Major expansion plans at Avica

...ctor, Jeremy Thorn, says: "Although we supply products to our customers, we are fundamentally a service business, and to meet client needs we constantly have to improve our offering, with a wider range of stock, more helpful and knowledgeable staff and additional resources in logistics. "We are planning to move our Northampton branch into a bigg...

Singaporean washroom association launches awareness-raising online game and competition

...click' on the mouse to replenish toilet tissue. Whenever a user leaves the toilet angry, the service meter moves to the left. Uncleared litter and graffiti decrease the service meter every few seconds. The longer the time taken to clean the washroom, the faster the service meter decreases. Players need to replay the game when the service meter d...

LPM wins major contract with Communisis

LPM Cleaning & Support Services, the nationwide contract cleaning and janitorial supplies business, has won a major new contract to provide cleaning services for Communisis - the marketing communications services provider - at two of its main facilities in Leeds.[TRIMTO] The contract, awarded in December 2012, required a co-ordinated mobili...

EU's REACH chemical review flags small business fee cut

...erably safer" since REACH was introduced. "This report shows that REACH works," said Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani in charge of industry and entrepreneurship, and Janez Poto?nik, environment Commissioner. "Companies are facing their responsibilities and as a result we have better data about the chemicals they produce and place on the ...

Legal ruling on criminal record disclosures requires contractors/employers to take extra care

Some cleaning contracts require those doing the cleaning to have a Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly known as the CRB check) and while this has had its problems in the past - mainly due to the length of time it took for the checks to be carried out and their cost, when one considers the rapid turnover of cleaning staff - the process...

Room disinfection robot gains UK acceptance after successful NHS trials

...ore than £200 million a year if adopted nationwide The remote-controlled Tru-D SmartUVC device is an automated total room disinfection system that uses SmartUVC technology to accurately measure and deliver the lethal UV dose required to break the DNA of bacteria, virus and spores to render them harmless. It is engineered to silently disinf...

Truvox scrubs up at the Trojans Club

...e example of how the Multiwash can transform the cleaning regimes of multi-use buildings. With a choice of brushes available for normal maintenance cleaning or intensive scrubbing, it means that even more tasks can be fulfilled by just one piece of equipment. "The club provides a focal point for the community so it is in constant use, demanding ...

Canadians combine: Swish Maintenance acquires SK Sanitary Specialties

... Shane Mahoney, CEO of Swish Maintenance. "Both companies are built on sound ethical business practices with a core focus on their people, their customers, the communities they service, and industry innovation. We view this acquisition as our gateway into the western market and the beginning of our continued expansion across Canada." Swish Main...

Gojo signs agreement with US HealthTrust

...thTrust to provide its 1,400 member hospitals and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centres, physician practices and alternate care sites with access to purchase the full line of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer and Provon hand hygiene and skincare products through the group purchasing organisation (GPO). Products include handwashing products and dispensers,...

CMS 2013 Berlin: allocation of hall space has already begun

...s preparations for the international trade fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management & Services are well advanced, more so than in any previous year. With many bookings already taken from all the leading market players the task of allocating individual stands and special display areas in the halls has already begun.[TRIMTO] Inside Halls...

National winner John puts the Who? in Which?

... readers' business and with it, further reviews for affordability, quality of work and customer service. Which? cited John's business as praised by customers for providing a highly professional and efficient service, excellent workmanship and great value-for-money. "I knew in advance that I had won the London region but it was not until I got...

Don't let the Winter Vomiting Virus take hold

...debilitating virus. Cases of the vomiting bug have surged to a five-year high and the health service has reported outbreaks at dozens of UK hospitals. Front-line health workers are being struck down by the virus, leaving overstretched departments badly under-staffed. And it's not just the UK that is affected - in the US for example, the norov...

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...France’s public deficit is going to be close to 3% of GDP this year. The German statistics office suggested that a large contraction in demand for German exports around Europe was to blame for its poor growth (well surely that’s because so few of us have money to spend these days!). In a speech given to an Open Europe and RUSI joint ...

Restroom Association (Singapore) presents its Loo Awards

...he wares of the exhibitors who were showcasing innovative and interesting washroom products and services. LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards recipients: * Private Sector - AsiaMalls Management Pte * Public Sector - JTC Corporation * Education Sector - (Established School Category) Northland Primary School, (Promising...

New report gives top considerations for hiring commercial window cleaners

...on for customers during work on-site - and in particular via its specialist high rise abseiling services division - that can now reach of up to 92 feet, or 8 floors from the ground. Spectrum says it is often called upon to repair and complete work which has been unsatisfactorily completed by window cleaning contractors. A spokesperson comments:...

No damage, just PURfect results!

...ssional products and systems deliver on hygiene, sustainability and economy, making them a first choice for contract and domestic cleaning teams. www.vileda-professional.com ...

Norse wins Archant facilities management contract

...dia businesses, has awarded its cleaning and Facilities Management contract to Norse Commercial Services. The three year contract, with an option to extend for a further three years, includes cleaning, building maintenance, mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance, reception, security and caretaking. "This is an important contract wi...

ISS Sweden continues cooperation with Kalmar County Hospital

...e signed an agreement valued at more than SEK 50 million, which means ISS will deliver cleaning services to the County Hospital in Kalmar for the coming years.[TRIMTO] Kalmar County Council covers the entire county and is responsible for healthcare, dental care, as well as some education. Kalmar County Hospital is one of Sweden's 20 county hospi...

CMS Advisory Committee gains a new member

The Advisory Council of CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. has gained a new member today. The arrival of Markus Stojan, Vice President Sales & Marketing Region Central of SCA, marks the inclusion of another representative of the industry from a company exhibiting at CMS. He represents the washrooms and hygiene sector.[TRIMTO] ...

EU landfills or incinerates 60% of its municipal waste: "Must do better!" says FoE

...despread recycling to reduce consumption levels. "Lithium is used in batteries for electronic devices like mobile phones and laptops, electric vehicles and energy storage devices and, unlike aluminium, it has extremely low collection rates across Europe. Legal standards and state support could enforce much higher collection rates and ensure the ...

Kärcher wins unfair competition lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer

...produced in Germany, Italy, Romania, the US, Brazil, Mexico and China. For a worldwide seamless service there are 50,000 service locations globally. In 2012, the company achieved record sales of 1.92 billion euros and, at 10.8 million, the highest number of units sold. In China, the company has had a presence since 2002 with its own sales compan...

Tax time for BSCs: be aware of the five tax hot spots

Over the next couple of months, most building service contractors in the US will start getting their records together, ready to file their taxes. It is important for BSCs to understand what the Internal Revenue Service typically scrutinises on a business tax return and hopefully, avoid an audit. In this article (which has useful information for BS...

Bitesize learning with the WoolSafe Academy

... and passed with flying colours if a cleaner wants to be eligible to become a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider; which can open up exciting new business opportunities. Consisting of 10 modules that span a range of topics, including both man-made and natural carpet fibres, colouration and wool cleaning science, the course is truly comprehensive....

RIA members create cleaning solution for flood damage

...teps include: 1. Evaluation of the structure to determine conditions, applicability of services, and recommendations to the homeowner 2. Isolation of non-impacted upper levels from lower level (if applicable) 3. Removal of wet, porous materials (muck out) using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for construction and con...

IFMA: The sustainable office in action - new 'Service Center of Excellence'

...ion offers a strong case study of the application of sustainable workplaces. The Houston-based 'Service Center of Excellence', employs innovative technologies and techniques to benefit the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.[TRIMTO] "The IFMA Service Center of Excellence was conceived, designed and built around the core concepts of ...

Textile manufacturer sentenced over worker's death

...se measures were not taken. "After Mr Welka's death, the company adopted different stacking practices improving the stability of the stacks, reduced the need for pedestrians in the warehouse and improved the control of pedestrians in the warehouse. That is to be welcomed and expected, but cannot compensate for the loss of a life." HSE statist...

Helping business to be 'smart' about waste and resources

...ing WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), the Environment Agency and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It is designed to meet a recognised need for cost-effective training for businesses across a wide range of sectors to help them implement more sustainable practices around waste and resource use. "In these tough economic ti...

Prochem Europe customer is UK's fastest-growing franchise

... Established in 1990, Tempest Restoration offers complete project management for restoration services including carpet and upholstery cleaning, wooden floor cleaning, fire and water restoration services, and contents restoration. Offering a 24/7 call-out service for people when their home or business has been damaged by a fire or flood, the c...

Game on for LPM Cleaning at SONY Computer Entertainment Europe

LPM Cleaning & Support Services, has won the contract to provide cleaning services to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) for five of its sites, including its design studios.[TRIMTO] SCEE, which has its head office in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation3, PlayStationVita, PlayStation2, PSP ...

AsepticSure disinfection system proving successful in Canadian hospital trials

...ty Working with Contamination Control Company (C3), an Ontario-based provider of AsepticSure services in Canada, Medizone says it has unequivocally demonstrated the safety and ease of operation of its AsepticSure disinfection process in a functioning healthcare setting. Room turnaround times were less than 90 minutes..[TRIMTO] Dr Michael E. ...

Higiexpo 2013 set for success

...stitutional Cleaning Market (Abralimp), tells us that the 23rd Higiexpo - Fair of Products and Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Environmental Preservation and the 24th Higicon - International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market., being held from August 13rd to 15th in São Paulo, are set for success.[TRIMTO] Some 11,000 peopl...

Will you be attending AusClean WA?

... In the future, battery technology will continue to help improve the modus operandi of Building Service Contractors along with their profitability as a result. At the same time, improvements in design and technology facilitate compliance to the latest in safety and filtration standards that protect all of us. It is imperative that manufacturers ...

Restaurant fined £24,000 plus costs, for cleaning and hygiene offences

...s so dirty that it was nearly ordered to close immediately when visited by an environment health officer. Liverpool magistrates heard that during a seven month period between March 2012 and October 2012 the Buffet Star, on Hanover House, 87 -91 Hanover Street, a self-service buffet restaurant in the City Centre serving Chinese and Thai cuisine...

ISSA ready to hit the fairways

...ude a three course dinner and winners' presentation. As Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of EMEA Services says: "What makes this golf day so special is not just the immaculate Toft course. It's the fact that from the moment you arrive to the time you leave, you will be able to make or renew valuable friendships with other industry colleagues in an u...

Nviro cleans crime scenes as part of three year contract with Hampshire Police

...ning contractor Nviro has successfully retained and increased the value of its contract with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire after undergoing a rigorous retendering process via Hampshire County Council's procurement team. Nviro won the bid to clean police premises plus additional work involving crime scenes. Amand...

Morclean launches machine range for cleaning wheelie bins

...ost would be easily covered with the profits from the bin cleaning round. "There are numerous devices on the market ranging from 'home made' wash trays to pick up mounted bin washers... Some involve dragging a wheelie bin inside a van and then manually lifting it up and placing it onto a wash tray 150 times a day. This is both tiring and time co...

WFBSC responds to intervention by UK Chief Medical Officer on infectious disease

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors has responded to UK Chief Medical Officer's request to add the threat of infections resistant to antibiotics to the UK risk register of civil emergencies.[TRIMTO] Agreeing that the shortage of antibiotics could pose a serious threat to public safety, Executive vice-President, Andrew Large sai...

'Libera', the industrial high pressure washer from Italy

...he Italian Idrobase Group. As with all the company's pressure washers, Libera's pump is easy to service because it's visible, its electric motor 'breathes' fresh air and its electric panel is simplified, with only one on/off switch.[TRIMTO] Libera is designed for heavy duty use and is ideal, for example, in sandblasting applications. Its main co...

Georgia-Pacific and Versus Technology collaborate over healthcare hygiene

... dispensers and skin care products to make it easier than ever for healthcare professionals to practice and monitor good hand hygiene and helps create a healthier environment in their facilities.  Versus infrared and radio-frequency technology can accurately identify individuals, pinpoint their location and detect necessary hand hygiene occ...

Soluclean product/training videos now available on YouTube

... spray bottle, mop bucket or floor cleaning machine and then - thanks to Lynn - good cleaning practice. Cleanzine keyed 'Soluclean' into the YouTube search bar and a whole selection comes up. www.youtube.com is only a couple of minutes long and demonstrates just how useful these videos are - particularly for those who may not have a good comm...

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...l to people like me? I was delighted to learn this week that following a Judicial Review, Mr Justice Hickinbottom has given the thumbs up to the system I think we should follow – co-mingling or single-stream recycling to give it the correct term. He said that he broadly supports the Defra and Welsh Government position that co-mingled recyc...

Katrin Academy - stepping stones to success

...demy was established in the UK in March 2012, in conjunction with Metsa Tissue's move to its new offices at Walton-on-Thames. Aimed at those selling washroom products and those involved in Facilities Management and/or contract cleaning, the objective of the new programme was to provide an intensive day of immersive Katrin training for small groups ...

Spiderman window cleaner surprises patients at children's hospital in Tampa

...e from the hospital experience and their illness," says Sheila Keller, manager of Environmental Services at St. Joseph's Hospitals. Amy Haddon, RN, CCRN, manager of the hospital's Child Life Department agrees, adding: "We want our patients to view their illnesses and hospital stay as secondary to enjoying the thrills of a normal childhood, and w...

Motorclean becomes largest provider of car valeting services in the UK

...t car valeting business, to support the acquisition of the trade and assets of Forward Valeting Services as part of a £5m transaction. [TRIMTO] Mobeus financed the MBO of Motorclean in 2011 and this follow on funding takes its total investment in the company to £9.2m. The acquisition sees the creation of the UK's largest supplier ...

Marriott helps 'Clean the World'

...our resources are sustained for generations to come," says Denise Naguib, Marriott International's Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. "Our new partnership will help support our global environmental strategy while helping provide a basic need to people in our local communities and around the world." Clean the World aligns wit...

IFMA brings Facility Fusion Conference & Expo to Los Angeles, next month

...ference and expo will include education workshops, leadership training and discussions on best practices in various disciplines related to facilities management including workplace strategy, sustainability and trends.[TRIMTO] "Facility management is one of the most dynamic professions out there right now and IFMA is the leader in driving its evo...

Cleaning Show organisers release details of seminar programme

...inar programme, which is as follows: Tuesday 19th March 11:00: Employment Law - Peninsula Services 12:00: How does cleaning with Probiotics work? - Dan Kirschner of Pro-B 13:00: Changing the way the world cleans - David Yli-Juuti of Tersano Int 14:00: How to meet the growing demands for safer, greener cleaning - Mark Jan...

Academic believes awards system will lead to cleaner schools in Ghana

...at the opening of the 2012 annual performance review meeting of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Health Services, under the theme: 'Accountability for Improvement of Health Outcomes' last week, in Sunyani. The three day meeting was attended by 230 participants, including district health directors, members of district health management teams, hospital ma...

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... inch-deep water that had flooded the ladies washrooms and flowed into the lobby.  Lynette Rice tweeted a picture of the cleaning staff frantically sweeping the water away just prior to the opening curtain, with the caption: "Flood at the Oscars! Great day to be a star." Well - while they might not have graced the stage, no-one can arg...

Sodexo named one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' by Fortune Magazine

Global FM services provider Sodexo is the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Nearly 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30 countries on nine criteria, from innovation to global competitiveness, for the survey.[TRIMTO] Among leading...

China Clean teams up with World Toilet Organization to create onsite forum

...ce. The WTO was established to provide for the people who work in the field of public health services platforms and international networks, to enable them to exchange opinions and learn from each other. The China Clean Expo aims to boost the development of China's cleaning industry in all respects, including public and municipal cleaning. The co...

New joint venture company will safeguard jobs and deliver key services

A new multi-million pound contract between Norse Commercial Services and Norwich City Council, which will secure the jobs of a local workforce and strengthen the bonds of a public sector partnership, came into effect on 1st March.[TRIMTO] The £4.8 million per year contract to deliver environmental services such as buildings cleaning, str...

Xenex 'robot' halting spread of infection in more than 100 hospitals

...oley Dickinson Hospital are utilising a portable room disinfection system from Xenex Healthcare Services to make their patients safer. The Xenex 'robot' uses pulse xenon to deliver ultraviolet light throughout patient rooms, operating rooms, equipment rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units and public areas to destroy viruses, bacteria and ...

ISS soars with Ryanair at Luton Airport

...e cleaning of all Luton airport-based aircraft, which currently stands at four Boeing 737-800s. Services will include aircraft interior cleaning, deep cleaning, toilets and water servicing as well as daily services such as rubbish collection from inbound flights and spot cleaning.[TRIMTO] The new contract is in addition to the existing contract ...

New contract win builds on JTM's social housing portfolio

Commercial laundry specialist JTM Service continues to make a splash across the social housing sector with a new contract to provide communal laundry facilities for Isos Housing. The four year agreement with one of the North East's housing associations consolidates JTM Service's position as a leading laundry specialist for the social housing s...

Energy efficiency on agenda at Facilities Show 2013

...eadership and strategy, operations, environmental sustainability, finance, technology and best practice. A highlight of the show will be the Energy Management Theatre, whichwill provide a full programme across the three days dedicated to helping FM professionals meet their energy needs. A range of case studies, lively debates and presentations w...

Idrobase buys new premises to cope with increasing business

...MTO] In 2003, the facility was extended by some 50% to increase warehouse capacity and provide offices for a workforce that had almost doubled over the years. Between then and 2007, the company doubled its turnover to € 5.5 million and also virtually doubled the size of its facility, with most of the extra space being used for production, wh...

Greyland customer survey - results are in!

...have happened (but didn't) during their move a year ago, the overall consensus is that Greyland service is 'Excellent.' Of those who returned their Customer Survey forms, none thought that they needed to use another supplier alongside Greyland, the reason being given was that the company scored highly for value for money and service (PS Greyland...

Tissue World, Barcelona, less than two weeks away

...ons followed by a live Q&A with technicians at their plant and/or in Barcelona. This new service is being provided free of charge to exhibitors, although the cost of set-up at the remote location needs to be borne by the exhibitor. The event, which is free to enter, will take place at Fira Barcelona - Gran Via, Hall 1, Spain. T: +32 2 ...

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... event for the first time, so there will be plenty of new products to see and new companies and services to discover! And it won't be all 'me too' products or changes in livery either. We hear that 67 new products have been entered into the Innovation Awards and all of these will be available for show visitors to see. The judges h...

Vileda Professional's clean sweep at Manchester Arndale

... of technologically advanced cleaning solutions, is proud to be the cleaning product supplier of choice for the UK's largest inner-city shopping centre, Manchester Arndale. As a flagship site for the owners of a portfolio of shopping malls across the UK, Manchester Arndale want to use the very best produacts on its site to maintain a clean environm...

Olympic legacy lingers on for Bay West

...ay that we were a supplier to the Olympic and Paralympic Games." Bay West is manufactured under licence by Disposables UK in Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Bay West offers a range of dispensing products for every workplace environment. Whatever the surroundings, Bay West dispensers withstand the harshest of demands across both high ...

New Soybean Resin urinals cement Waterless Co's environmental credentials!

...ew Environmental Leader Technology Reviews Program, which recognises excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits. A panel of independent judges, from such well-known companies and organisations as PepsiCo, Staples, The University of California (Berkeley), Owens Corning, Yahoo., and others, de...

Keep stains at bay with the brand new app from WoolSafe

...is old and set-in or removal is unsuccessful, the app recommends contacting a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider. These are professional carpet cleaning companies from around the world employing Fibre Care Specialists who have undergone WoolSafe training. All WoolSafe Service Providers are handily displayed on a map within the App showing those tha...

Hygiene concerns change our thinking on construction materials

...IMTO] "People are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks arising from poor hygiene practices in hospitals and clinics," says Be-plas. "They have read reports of people suffering from serious infections like MRSA, that they have picked up whilst in hospitals and clinics. "In addition, consumers are worried about hygiene standards in c...

AfidampFAB launches 'Pulire 2013 Innovation Awards'

... for industrial cleaning & environmental hygiene), with organisational support from Afidamp Services, has announced the seventh edition of the Pulire Innovation Awards.[TRIMTO] The awards will take place during Pulire 2013 - the exhibition and conference dedicated to the professional cleaning and environmental hygiene market, which will be h...

Rise in low-skilled migrant labour from EU is not simply due to work ethic or skills, says new report

...K born workers. However, their increasing share of employment may have been assisted by the practice of ‘job referrals’ (where employees recommend friends, relatives and other associates), and the role played by some recruitment consultancies. Another factor was a perception of a relatively high turnover rate among UK-born workers...

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...ers in tomorrow’s issue of this, the ‘Official Daily.’ Green Equipment and Services Pavilion: The Green Equipment and Services Pavilion will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promote environmentally sensitive cleaning practises. Laundry Zone: A brand new Laundry Zone has be...

Dry Fusion: Stand G93

...it margin without compromising on the quality, safety or effectiveness of their carpet cleaning service. Therefore, my team and I are constantly re-evaluating the Dry Fusion System and seeking ways to enhance it, make it greener and better value for money. Our 'eureka' moment came with the blending of the existing Restore pre-spray product and the ...

British Cleaning Council : Stand H52

... member organisations are on the stand to tell you more about their associations and why - as a service provider or supplier, you should join them and why - as a buyer or specifier of goods and services, you should seriously consider using a member of a reputable association rather than anyone else.[TRIMTO] Come along and chat to the 'movers and...

Ophardt Hygiene: new hygiene dispensers

...ith the company's durable 'anti-fingerprint coating' for long-lasting good looks. "AFP ensures a noticeable reduction of visible fingerprints during use," says the team. "Additionally, AFP sustainably simplifies cleaning and care - this saves time and costs... More cost-savings are found in the free choice of filling goods: Santral dispensing sy...

Prochem Europe: Stand C70

...achine offers a cleaning width of 38 cm (14.9") and comes with extension hose, telescopic wand, crevice tool, upholstery tool as standard. Fans of the Birchmeier range of quality spraying equipment, meanwhile, will be pleased to hear that Prochem has extended distribution of the Swiss-built technology with the launch of the new Foam-Matic 1.25E ...

UKCPI: Stand F48

... UKCPI delivers robust industry representation to politicians and officials, offers guidance and advice to members, and provides the industry's authoritative voice on a range of issues to the public, opinion formers and the media." UKCPI provides advice and guidance to manufacturers, distributors and users of cleaning and hygiene products. The a...

Centrego: Stand C80

...cing the Toucan Eco II which has been created following increased customer demand for a jug-only device that can be used with conventional trigger sprays or with dedicated Toucan Eco spray bottles. The directors of Centrego are demonstrating the new model along with the award-winning Toucan Eco and the new Mini device. For those who aren't famil...

PowerCell: Stand A70

...eaner are well maintained." The PowerCell are advising machine users on how to make the right choices and avoid pitfalls. Having provided a specially tailored, priority service to the cleaning market since 2007, and with a technical team that includes a dedicated cleaning sector specialist, PowerCell is ideally placed to provide this advice. An...

Jangro triumphs in Innovation Awards

...irst time, using the right products.” Image: Bob Vincent Exec Chairman of LCC SUpport Services representing the judges and Joanne Gilliard and Jeremy Thorn Directors of Jangro   ...

And the category winners were...

Woolsafe, Oemachem, Delphis Eco, ICE/Cleanfix, PTS Clean, Centrego, Addguards, Miele Professional, Mac International, HTC, Connect Hygiene and Unger. We'll be bringing you details of their winning products later this week, when we've had a chance to look at them all and talk to the manufacturers. Neil Nixon, Chair of the judging team which incl...

Goodbye and hello

We met outgoing head of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Andrew Large, along with new Media & Policy Manager for the British Cleaning Council, Melissa Higgs. Andrew is leaving for pastures new - or is that flying the coop? - as he is about to join the poultry industry. Having first met Andrew at another cleaning industry sh...

Numatic International: everything new

...range that has “made the customers very excited,” according to the team, and which is priced “very competitively”. T: 01460 68600 W: www.numatic.co.uk ...

Environmental Hygiene Products shows NHS approved waste bins

...aterial it uses for its sack holders to make the desk on its stand, tying the whole thing together nicely.[TRIMTO] Our picture shows Customer Relations Manager Mark Hollingsworth holding aloft the new Ultimate Evo plastic sackholder, which has a 20 litre solid body and – importantly – is National Health Service approved. Mark explain...

Pasante Healthcare launches Dizolve detergent sheets

...ld us that he’d had such as successful show in 2011 that he’d booked a stand that was twice the size for 2013. And how had he done? “It’s been really busy,” he said. “I’ve taken about 20 good leads already – not bad for a morning’s work!”[TRIMTO] Pasante was launching the Dizolve system...

HTC Floor Systems: Stand H80

...ing the brand and educating users on how to use the new technology without causing blips in the service they were providing to their customers. He said that one of the things that had been the hardest was persuading them that the pads are not just for natural floors but for all types of floors.[TRIMTO] A special pad was being launched at the sho...

ISSA/Interclean

The ISSA's business services executive EMEA region Leah Lister, originally from Chicago but now living in Liverpool, is hoping to increase ISSA membership by talking to show visitors about the benefits of belonging to this global association.[TRIMTO] She is pictured here with Amsterdam Rai's senior sales manager ISSA/Interclean Gerard Rijnbeek...

Unger UK: Stand C10

...and Barbara Unger in Solingen, Germany, Unger Enterprises, Inc. is an international company with offices in the US, Germany, China and the UK as well as manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and India. Globally acknowledged for revolutionising the window cleaning industry over the past 40 years with modern squeegees and telescopic poles, the ...

Tersano (International) Srl introduce ozone cleaning

... UK and Ireland.  Tersano is headquartered in Windsor, Canada with an International head office in Barbados and corporate offices and warehouses in the UK and the US.  T: 07825 338 533 W: www.tersano.com ...

Connect Hygiene: at the heart of a new £50M business

...ors and new opportunities will be evaluated, all aimed at providing even greater flexibility and choice."  Jonathan explained that such is the future potential, it is expected that a recruitment programme will be core to achieving the company's growth targets.  With the four other associated limited companies, Northwood Paper Sales,...

A rare work ethic!

... prison! Work has clearly not been like a prison sentence for John though, who in 44 years of service, has, incredibly, never taken a day off sick! He is shown here (left) with Scott Smith of the Federation of Window Cleaners.[TRIMTO] Although John's work ethic impressed the judges and - from the ripple of comments that greeted the announcemen...

'Bin' making the most of the time at the show...

...ost would be easily covered with the profits from the bin cleaning round. "There are numerous devices on the market ranging from 'home made' wash trays to pick up mounted bin washers... Some involve dragging a wheelie bin inside a van and then manually lifting it up and placing it onto a wash tray 150 times a day. This is both tiring and time co...

And it wasn't just the Brits that came...

... at the show, speaking to most of the exhibitors and collecting information on new products and services to write about in forthcoming issues of their magazine. ...

Natural preparations

..."We provide unrivalled technical support and innovative, environmentally friendly solutions andbservices to a wide range of sectors," said the company. "We also undertake specific product development on behalf of our clients and are constantly generating new products to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of legislation and consumer prefer...

JAWS open and at the ready...

...n the US alone to contract cleaners, restaurants, hotels, schools, universities & commercial offices amongst a host of others - users have highlighted a number of operational benefits to their business. Convenience is regularly cited, as carrying and storing spare cartridges requires a fraction of the space of spare bottles, as is the benefit t...

Window cleaning services right on target!

Christopher Oaks (left), of north of England-based Archer Window Cleaning Services, accepts the award for Window Cleaning Company of the Year Award 2013 from the Federation of Window Cleaners' Scott Smith.[TRIMTO] As well as window cleaning, Archer offers cladding and gutter cleaning services, with its staff using a number of different access ...

German engineering... but British marketing

... a variety of industries - but together we can deliver those products within a timeframe and at a price that will give us a clear advantage over the competition!. The technical expertise within the Wrennalls Group adds a further benefit in that full onsite training and technical support will be offered as part of the sales and service package." ...

Training: delivered by an expert

As an operative, cleaning training is one thing but an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Facilities Services will (or should) open more doors. As a contractor, having trained facilities people on board will give you more clout. People with skills in facilities services can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive - and the w...

Never pump again!

...efore was Green Gorilla Europe. There was quite a crowd watching Magnus Jonatansson, who hails from Iceland, demonstrate the Green Gorilla Advanced Spray System - and when we realised how the system worked, we could understand why. Magnus explained that his company, Fremst ehf Iceland, has the exclusive rights to sell and distribute the product ...

In a hurry to get home Paul?

...he Big Clean's stand while owner David Preece had a look around the other exhibits. Well that's service for you! When he returned, David told us that he'd picked up lots of 'hot' leads at the show and had even taken an order for the rocket. T: 0208 394 4778 W: www.thebigclean.co.uk ...

Innovation Awards winners: truly in a position to celebrate!

...use there were so many excellent new products for the judges to choose from, we need to do them justice, so we've decided to list the winners today and bring you in-depth details of each of the products - together with those of some of the other finalists, in future issues of Cleanzine. More than 70 exhibitors entered their innovations online ac...

"Definitely beneficial"

...w a boost. So what about the exhibits on the stand? "Our dispensers are designed with the service specialist in mind and are prized for reliability, quality, cost control, ease of service and hygiene," explained Jade. "Every new dispenser is designed to fit seamlessly with previous product generations - it is this gradual evolution of design ...

It was like a late night visit to the supermarket...

...when someone announces over the tannoy that the roasted chickens have been reduced in price by 75%. Everyone wants to buy one but no-one wants to be seen rushing across to the chicken counter in case they appear to be greedy or desperate. They appeared in one of the aisles and ever so slowly, people started edging towards them; before long ...

Cleaning supplies director scoops Surrey award

...rd work to be recognised. Dave and I are now even more determined to deliver top notch customer service and ensure that our customers experience the best of us." T: 01252 877200 E: ollie@sourcesupplies.co.uk W: www.sourcesupplies.co.uk ...

Cleanliness can improve academic achievement and enhance student retention rates

...working harder than ever to attract and retain students who are increasingly discerning in their choice of institution, universities need to be operating at peak efficiency and offering a quality learning environment that enables students to feel comfortable on campus. Universities are therefore encouraged to make further efforts to address stud...

New Biocidal Products regs: last chance to influence regulatory framework!

...regulatory challenges that your business may face as a result of the regulations. For your local office contact information, visit: www.steptoe.com ...

Initial Facilities plans scheme to create 80 apprenticeships

Initial Facilities has announced plans to expand the apprentice programme within its transport division. The company has committed to recruiting 80 new apprentices following the success of pilot schemes during the past two years. "We are committed to creating an increasing number of career opportunities for young people," said Graham Thwaites,...

Avica further improves customer service levels

..., the independent southern janitorial and catering supplies company, is increasing its customer service offer at all three centres by increasing stock levels and extending order cut-off time.[TRIMTO] The company has extended the weekday order cut off time for next day deliveries from 16.00 to 17.00 and orders over £45 will be delivered fre...

BSCAI Announces 2013 Board of Directors

Building Service Contractors Association International recently announced the installation of its newly elected officers and directors during the 2013 BSCAI CEO Seminar, held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Maui, HI. The following directors hold officer positions in 2013: Kevin S. Rohan, CBSE, Cavalier Services – Presiden...

How to tell if a hotel is going green

...health, and environment benefits without sacrificing product performance and are competitively in price. T: 705-745-3070 ext. 202 E: Meek@Enviro-Solution.com W: www.enviro-solution.com ...

April in Portugal proves productive for Gary

...e help of a business coach, hard work and long hours, determination and high levels of customer service, the company increased its gross profit by a remarkable 83% in three years, culminating in it winning the ActionCOACH Best Turnaround Business Europe award, despite being up against 16 other finalists. After receiving the award in front of 250...

Contract cleaning market switches to specialised in 2013

...e.[TRIMTO] Based on 90% of industry sales, the research found that whilst pressure on contract prices remains significant in 2013, many contract cleaners are successfully enhancing their specialist service portfolio to offset margin erosion. In addition, the report identifies an increasing number of contractors easing pricing pressure by offerin...

Report offered to Cleanzine readers at discounted price

...aning market just published by MTW Research is being offered to Cleanzine readers at a discounted price of 20% off the current website prices. The offer is open until 31st May 2013. Market size, trends & shares 2007-2017 are included for: - Specialised Cleaning - Standard Cleaning - Facade/Window Cleaning - ...

Prochem widens specialist solutions offer

...eaning technology and solutions sector is reflected in the company's latest product catalogue and price list, downloadable now.[TRIMTO] New lines from the Surrey-based technologist and trainer span an innovation award finalist at this year's Cleaning Show in the Endeavor, to multi-functional lightweight floor scrubber driers, walk behind scrubbe...

MITIE's cleaning & environmental business renamed Environmental +

...very day of the week. The new name reflects its integrated approach to the provision of soft services, with a more joined-up sustainable offering for clients. The company says that increasingly, its client base expects a 'joined-up' service delivery, preferring to receive services from just one provider, leading to cost savings and improved metr...

UK manufacturer's compact steam cleaner packs powerful punch

...ffers a great combination of user friendliness, reliability and robustness - all at an affordable price that competes with domestic machines." The continuous fill boiler system allows refilling at any time during operation and the unit comes complete with an integral vacuum system. The full range of accessories enables the operator to maximise c...

Jury announces nominations Golden Broom Award 2013

...Broom Jury who consider several important criteria, including originality, ergonomics, impact and price/quality ratio. Other factors taken into account are build quality, functionality and use of materials. The short listed products are divided into two categories: 'Product' and 'Technology'. Nominees in the 'Product' category: - ...

New report shows cleanliness rated as top concern in fitness sector

...nificant increase in member satisfaction in the fitness industry, has been published by support services provider Emprise. The report, 'Improve member satisfaction by 10 per cent through creating a cleaner fitness environment', offers key insights into the importance of a clean environment for consumers and provides three simple steps to help gy...

Enter now for the CMS Purus Awards (and don't forget the new category!)

...on and a new category - Management Systems & Software. CMS Berlin - Cleaning.Management. Services, is hosting the Purus Awards for the fifth time. From 24th to 27th September 2013, the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facilities management and services, as well as a supporting programme of conference events, will be taking pl...

Disposables UK comes to the rescue of South Yorkshire Fire Service

...and hygiene products for the away from home market, has joined forces with South Yorkshire Fire Service to provide products for its washroom facilities in all its stations across the region.[TRIMTO] South Yorkshire Fire Service operates 24 busy fire stations across an area covering Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster. With the teams us...

Hygiene on the move

...gle use hand towels, when there is no room for a dispenser, or someone is never in the same place twice? The New Katrin Easy Pack is a perfect solution. The self-contained sleeve of hand towels is compact, lightweight and easy to carry and contains towels that are hypo-allergenically tested and so kind to hands. The plastic enclosed sleeves prot...

New study examines possible contamination from hand drying methods

...e the total number of microorganisms and numbers of potential pathogens and as the sampled drier device surfaces differed in size, measured microbial counts were re-analysed according to counts per unit surface area. The comprehensive report on the study's findings, which includes graphs, charts, details of the types of contaminants, study metho...

IFMA announces sustainable exhibitors programme winners for 2013 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...voluntary programe is designed to encourage and highlight environmentally conscious exhibition practices.[TRIMTO] "This is an opportunity for IFMA to recognise the environmentally responsible initiatives and achievements of our members and strategic partners," said Marina Badoian-Kriticos, the sustainability director at IFMA. "Each of the exhibi...

Lancaster General Hospital (US) adds Xenex's germ-zapping robot to fight superbugs

...se infections like the flu, norovirus, MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). In minutes, the device can disinfect a patient room, patient bathroom or operating room (OR) by pulsing the light, which washes over the surfaces where germs reside.[TRIMTO] LGH is the fourth hospital in Pennsylvania to have the Xenex device. About 100 hospitals nat...

Ryans raises the standard

...p organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of event-related products and services. The new international standard makes Ryans one of only a handful of organisations in Europe to hold all four certificates. Others include ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO14001 Environmental Management system and OHSAS 18001 for Occup...

ISS and Coca-Cola - it's the real thing!

Coca-Cola Nordic Services has chosen ISS to provide a number of services. The two have worked together since 2007, when ISS started delivering the service Reception Excellence. Now, the cooperation has been further expanded as ISS will deliver cleaning, window cleaning, waste management, carpet cleaning, IT cleaning, washroom services, pest contro...

Prochem expands training programme with in-depth stain removal course for 2013

With increasing choice of specialist solutions available, the effective treatment and removal of stains from carpet and upholstery is an exacting science these days. The UK's largest commercial provider of training to cleaning professionals, Prochem Europe, has responded to growing demand for advice on the subject with the launch of a new cour...

Making food safety commitments you can stick to

...to make some more meaningful resolutions that your business can stick to.[TRIMTO] In the foodservice industry, any opportunity to take a step back and consider what would make us better is welcome. The frantic nature of day-to-day work, particularly in a busy kitchen, makes such moments hard to come by. In the spirit of resolution making, wha...

EMS raises the bar on ambulance cleanliness and infection control

...al deep clean and bio-hazard specialist, A+E Cleaning Solutions. All vehicles and equipment in service with EMS will be regularly and systematically deep cleaned to maintain best practice standards for clinical hygiene and infection control - with an emergency call-back procedure included to cover urgent post-incident special risks.[TRIMTO] The...

Leader

... It was more than 10 years ago that I represented the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) at Cleaning Industry National Training Organisation meetings. The main issue at the time was how to persuade the industry to contribute the money required by Government, to enable us to be considered as one of the new Sector Skil...

Leader

...nly with a slight tinge of guilt that I felt totally exasperated upon reading one of a series of notices placed on alternate lamp posts all the way up my mother's road a couple of weeks back.  Someone from the local council had decreed that no-one was to park in the road on Tuesday as the street was going to be 'cleansed'. Cleansed?  ...

190 Cleaning Services firms braced for takeover

The cleaning services Industry should brace itself for takeovers as a series of curious circumstances begin to shape the industry, argues a new market report from analysts Plimsoll Publishing. The study warns that a combination of stock piling cash, difficult growth, low interest rates and ageing directors has left these 190 companies ripe for ...

Asset Skills and the CSSA announce merger plans

... management and cleaning, has reached an agreement in principle with the Cleaning & Support Services Association to look into the benefits of merging the operations of each organisation. The two organisations have developed a close working relationship over the past 10 years and there is considerable overlap in the employers they represent. ...

Trojan Battery adds REMS batteries to network of distributors for France

...of deep-cycle batteries, has announced a distribution agreement with REMS Batterie Industrielle Services, expanding Trojan's presence in France. As a Trojan authorised master distributor, REMS joins Accus Plus to distribute and service Trojan deep-cycle batteries in the region.[TRIMTO] "The addition of REMS to Trojan's extensive network of worl...

Van users: life is going to get tougher

...positioned to comment upon emissions monitoring: a year after launching its innovative CO2Count service, The Fuelcard People remains Cool Earth's only official partner from within the automotive industry. Every monthly CO2Count Certificate issued helps Europe's fastest growing environmental charity to protect endangered rainforests. "The need to...

Incentive FM adds Northampton's venue to shopping centre contract portfolio

...thampton.[TRIMTO] Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM will deliver a full range of services required for the retail environment, including cleaning, security, maintenance and other support services. IFM will have full responsibility for providing 24-hour security for the Centre, full maintenance, with all cleaning at the centre being u...

Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

... variety of other industrial water treatment applications," says Timothy Mulhere, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Water and Process Services. "Purate's patented technologies complement our offerings globally, including our 3D Trasar technology programmes, which help address our customers' needs for clean water within industria...

Get Waste Smart at the Facilities Show 2013

... every business, and optimising resource management by putting in place more sustainable waste practices not only reduces bottom-line costs and improves competitiveness, but also boosts green credentials by minimising any environmental impact. To help FM companies implement better waste management and prevention systems, the Chartered Institutio...

Guests expect a 'Spring Clean' standard all year round from hospitality operators

...ons about spring cleaning vary across the Continent. The Italians, Germans and French, are almost twice more likely than the British or Spanish to associate Spring with cleaning - a quarter of them say it is important for restaurants and hotels to do a deep clean during springtime although most of them agree that year round cleaning is critical. ...

IFMA announces 300th Sustainability Facility Professional in time for Earth Day

...SFP to fill the need for a training and credential programme specifically aimed at sustainable practices." IFMA's SFP is an assessment-based certificate programme delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. It contains three focus areas: strategy and alignment for sustainable facility management, managing sustainable facilities and oper...

ABCD Seminar 'Trading and Charging'

The Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers has organised a seminar which explores the best ways for local authority cleaning service providers to maximise the income they receive from the services they provide. It will be presented by renowned speaker on this subject - Andy Mudd, Principal Consultant - Association for Public...

Vax Commercial appointed by Travelodge

...nsive eight-week tender process, which saw the VCC-08 put through its paces at Travelodge's Head Office in Thame and its hotels in Swansea and Swanleigh, the UK designed product came out the clear winner.[TRIMTO] Travelodge has recently announced a £223 million brand investment to further grow its business, with £57 million of that g...

WFBSC's first CEO Forum takes place in Rome

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors held its first CEO Forum in Rome recently. Building Service Industry leaders from as far afield as the US, Brazil, Japan and Germany discussed two fundamental issues for the future of the BSC sector.[TRIMTO] The first issue to be discussed was the future scenario planning for the sector, buil...

Georgia-Pacific to acquire Buckeye Technologies

...f Buckeye Technologies' common stock, as well as its five manufacturing facilities, global sales offices and approximately 1,200 employees, for $37.50 per share in cash. The transaction, subject to completion, is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, including debt.[TRIMTO] Buckeye Technologies, based in Memphis, Tenn., manufactures and markets...

Cooperation announced between Group Eulen and the Dussmann Group

...n Group, have signed a an agreement for the joint provision of integrated facilities management services in 35 countries. The partners are both said to be leaders in their home markets for facilities services, reports Reinigungs Markt .[TRIMTO] The agreement will enable companies with global activities to organise their facilities management op...

Australian acquisitions will open up market for Bunzl

...ies and transport and load restraints as well as the provision of accredited testing and repair services. The third business is involved in the supply of industrial packaging products to a variety of customers in different market sectors. Revenue of the businesses acquired in the year ended 31 December 2013 is expected to be approximately A$160 mil...

Congratulations!

... She is also taking part in the Snowdonia marathon later in the year, and all for St Michael's hospice in North Hampshire. Her justgiving fundraising site can be found at: www.justgiving.com Dave and his daughter Catie (right) ran for COCO charity based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This is them at the seven mile mark - we can't understand why ...

Karcher and Sanoserv win the Golden Broom Award 2013

...tral & Eastern Europe 2013, the KM 105/100 R P from Karcher and the Touch-less Disinfecting Services from Sanoserv were announced as winners of Golden Broom Innovation Award.[TRIMTO] Winner in the Product Category for Karcher, the KM 105/100 R is a new compact ride on sweeper in the one metre working width class. The machine is equipped with...

'Greenness' - a way to prove your products' claims!

... unreliable and misleading information. They also claimed the green methodology would not do justice to the complexity of global supply chains. Eurocommerce, the European retail and international trade group, said it supported the environmental methodology but called for the Commission scheme to remain voluntary. Christian Verschueren, dir...

Chemspec Europe solving the insolvable

...ive on a wide range of notoriously difficult stains including red wine, crepe paper, blackcurrant juice, fake tan, stubborn tea and coffee, barbeque sauce, gravy, Betadine/Iodine, soy sauce and many more. For the best results you simply treat the fresh stain with Chemspec Professional Spot Lifter prior to using DyeGone - this will remove other i...

FM Sector pledges 10,000 Apprenticeships and 11,000 Work Inspiration places to reduce youth unemployment

The crucial role the Government believes apprenticeships will have in revitalising the economy and jobs market was emphasised yesterday by the Facilities Management sector which has pledged 10,020 Apprenticeships and 11,192 Work Inspiration placements by 2015 at The FM Big Conversation hosted by Richard Sykes, CEO of ISS UK and Ireland.[TRIMTO] ...

Optimise your workforce at Service Management Expo 2013

Organisers of Service Management Expo 2013 have today revealed detailed educational schedule for its Field Services Theatre, hosting conference quality seminars, workshops and industry debates across three days. Service Management Expo, said to be Europe's only dedicated event for the field service market, takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 1...

EEF and ENER-G launch hunt for Britain's greenest manufacturers

... the UK's leading awards programme in the manufacturing sector. They offer manufacturers and apprentices from across the UK the opportunity to showcase their achievements across seven different award categories; business growth, people and skills, innovation, export, health and safety, environment and education. The EEF awards are free to enter ...

Member states showcase dual education schemes ahead of EU proposals

Five EU member states with successful apprenticeship systems have united to share knowledge with what are described by EurActiv as lagging countries, in advance of new European Commission proposals to promote the schemes as a way to address youth unemployment. Business federations from Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland ...

ISS named world's best outsourcing company

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals has ranked global facilities services provider ISS as the 'Number 1' on its annual list of the world's best outsourcing service providers - The Global Outsourcing 100.[TRIMTO] "We are very proud and deeply honoured that IAOP has recognised ISS as the world's best outsourcing company," e...

Liquid Voice in the heads of lone workers

Liquid Voice, the call recording and contact centre solutions specialist, has completed a successful IVR project for SitexOrbis. The project is part of the SitexOrbis code5 lone worker protection service, which integrates call recording, IVR, GPS, scheduling and incident handling systems to help the 24/7 response team provide rapid assistance to 1...

Synergy Health partners with Age UK East London to reduce infection risk

...ight be weak and may be susceptible to infection.[TRIMTO] Bee Burgess, Director of Community Services for Age UK East London, says: "Our workers are out and about in the community and can carry the pocket sized Assure hand sanitiser around with them to ensure that they always practice the highest standards of hand hygiene. As a charity, every ...

Facilities managers and property owners urged to be alert on sewer flooding

...homes. Extremely accurate and regularly utilised by law firms during property transactions, the service provides property owners with an accurate and affordable view of all types of major flooding, a must for those looking to purchase or develop a property. "The benefit of these reports is that property owners can see in one document exactly the...

Facilities management industry bodies plan to unite in one representative body

... Management, Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the Cleaning & Support Services Association have agreed to the concept of forming one single and united body to represent facilities management & support services. As the facilities management and support services profession and industry have matured and evolved, so too...

A strong turnout in Warsaw!

... confident of our upcoming event in Warsaw in 2015.” Keith Baker, Director of European Services at ISSA, looking back at another successful event says: “ISSA/Interclean has once again proven to be a truly international brand, attracting business people from around the world. These three days have been a great opportunity for doing bu...

Trojan batteries and watering system to equip new Pacific Floorcare auto-scrubber

...ents to ensure our machines provide customers with outstanding performance," explains Kyle Strait, vice president of sales & marketing for Pacific Floorcare.  "Pacific Floorcare selected Trojan batteries for the new S-20 automatic floor scrubber after our lab and field testing proved that the T-1275 was the best deep-cycle battery on th...

Minister welcomes launch of Clean Britain Awards 2014

...nliness of their local area. Through these awards we want to raise the profile of the excellent services being provided by many councils, and encourage communities and local organisations to get involved too." The judging process for the awards includes unannounced inspections by expert judges and written feedback to all entrants to help them id...

Principle Cleaning revolutionises the industry!

...l time workforce to operate flexibly with any business to develop ways of improving quality and service in a sustainable way. The sustainable, London based contract cleaning business has formulated this specific method to provide its clients with a host of benefits to suit individual needs and make shifts flexible, meaning that any work consider...

Europe Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing: worth $4.82 Billion by 2018

...nce, increasing security concerns for network, pc and internet security, smartphone-based mobile device. "Gesture Recognition Technology was there in the market since a long time but the first commercialised touchless gesture recognition device was launched in 2010. The EMEA Region had a glimpse of Europe Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sens...

Pulire 2.0: an extra bit of magic

Thirty years of service to professionals make Pulire a leading event in Europe, ranked second for importance and size, and one of the most influential globally. In 2011, more than 10,000 visitors from 90 countries were able to see and discuss the latest innovations with 300 exhibitors from 21 countries filling more than 16,000 square metres of di...

Sobeys of Canada teams with Betco and Quick Request to improve store cleanliness

... manage the cleanliness and appearance of Sobeys stores.[TRIMTO] Quick Request is a software service that allows customers to use their own smartphones to report problems, request services, and provide feedback. The system allows companies like Sobeys to conduct quick inspections of the store from any smartphone. Quick Request records all intera...

New health & safety training school opened

If you find health & safety a minefield with a huge training price tag, there is good news ahead. SOS Training has been formed to help the cleaning, FM and service industries with health & safety training. SOS's principal consultant, Lorraine Larman, has 20 years' experience across many service sectors including catering, cleaning, NHS...

Next generation healthcare secured

...s the UK. - An 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. John Smith, Portering and Domestic Services Manager for the hospital explains: "It is incumbent on all of us to support these goals, and reducing the amount of product we use is key to this. However, this is just one of many demands placed on all products in a hospital environment, washro...

Romex launches new module to manage risk to drivers

...n be installed onto employees' telephones.[TRIMTO] This application will cut-off and block all voice calls and lock the keypad to prevent any texting (or emailing) less than one minute after the start of a business journey. Employees will receive an announcement via their phone if there is missed message requiring them to stop in a safe place an...

16 finalists nominated for the CMS Purus Awards

...of this year's CMS Purus Awards. This year, exhibitors at CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. were invited to submit their products in five categories. The awards for good design will be presented on 24th September at the opening event of CMS.[TRIMTO] Good design plays an increasingly important role in marketing products. It gives co...

Conference Programme: Today's events and conferences are as follows:

...fiampFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp FED ...

...s! Surrounded by a lovely hinterland, with good quality hotels and top gastronomy, excellent services and structures, it is an ideal place for a working holiday. We've established why you should be here, so how do you get here? ...

...ition centre is at Viale del Lavoro, 8 - Verona. This beautiful city is at the crossroads of the Venice (115 km) - Milan (160 km) motorway and the Brennero (220 km) - Bologna (140 km) motorway and can be easily reached by road or rail. The exhibition centre is about 3 km out of the city centre, and a few minutes' drive from the Verona sud' exit (Venice-Milan motorway). A dual carriageway connects the exhibition centre to the local Airport Valerio Catullo. ...

...the 'Cangrande' entrance. Admission is free of charge to those who've pre-registered. The Pulire office, courtesy of Exhibitor Service & Technical Assistance, is located inside the gallery between halls 4 and 5. T: +39 02 67 44 58 1F: +39 02 66 71 22 99 info@pulire-it.com   www.afidampservizi.com [TRIMTO] ...

Conference Programme:

...mpFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp FED[TRIMTO] ...

Conference programme Wednesday, 22nd May

...arties for safety at work: From the research on safety at work to a disciplinary Marco Verzari, Vice President ONBSI 10.15 - Presentation of the results Gianfranco Piseri, Head of Project Group Workplace Safety Luigi Pino Itinera 11.15 - Planned interventions on the proposal to regulate ·      &nb...

...16.30 - Workshop - Press Room - Mascagni SACE system A model of savings in hospital hotel services Speakers: ·           Alberto Felice Detoni, University of Udine ·           Alberto Ferri, President Scuola Nazionale Servizi ...

Teinnova

...and with its fully working display. The team explained that the Tegras concept is a business or service extension concept designed to efficiently clean extraction systems and ducting. “There is great demand for these specialised services from industrial kitchens in many sectors,” said Ramon Anadon and Victor Terron. “We have innov...

Coynco

So often I've visited a service station and vacuumed the interior of my car, only to find that when I vacuum the mats that sit in the footwell, the grit and other debris springs from the rubber mouldings and undoes all my hard work. I was delighted to see then, that one of Coynco's coin operated car valeting machines has a special section for ...

Cleanvac

...t and lay it back down on the floor again.[TRIMTO] "The equipment is competitively priced - as are the consumables," he told us, saying that the company offers comprehensive training support to customers. "With the use of the control panel on the BRS, the operator can determine how much water and detergent is to be used and how lo...

Wirbel / Ghibli

...bli's Gabriele Sidoti told us that the stand had been incredibly busy throughout the show and we noticed that there was plenty for everyone to see. Indeed such was the impact of the range of equipment on display, that as we were leaving John and I saw a major global competitor taking photo's of some of the machines. If he didn't want to be seen, pe...

Ophardt Hygiene: "A great show with lots of interest in products old and new"

...th the company's durable 'Anti-Fingerprint Coating' for long-lasting good looks, which ensures a noticeable reduction of visible fingerprints during use.[TRIMTO] "Additionally, AFP sustainably simplifies cleaning and care - this saves time and costs," he said. "More cost-savings are found in the free choice of filling goods: Santral dispensing s...

Clean air in a cube all the way from Switzerland

... 037 Basic, Clean Cube 037 and the Evo Clean Cube 027 Mini, are made in Switzerland by the Cleanservice Group in association with Magris. These EEC certified atomisers pump out 0.3 micron particles that contain hydrogen peroxide, to clean, disinfect and refresh rooms. The particles can capture and break down bacteria, viruses, fungi, moulds and spo...

It was all Greek to us and we liked what we saw...

... The team from Y-not Plastic - all the way from Greece - appeared to have been building up their biceps throughout the show, demonstrating how you simply could not tear their refuse sacks and bags. But despite being extra strong, you still get lots for your money, with 15 bags per kilo rather than the more normal eight. Even better, the material ...

Yes it was a train carriage...

...time as the team were cutting a birthday cake make to mark the company's birthday celebrations. A slice of cake was just what we needed to recharge our dying batteries and we were delighted to be invited to join them... but that's Italian hospitality for you! Removing graffiti... not a great job but someone has to do it - and it does help if you...

Tecnovap: delicious wine AND lots of new products!

... lots to see...[TRIMTO] Our image shows Giuliano alongside a prototype of the company's self-service static car wash machine, which, he explained, had been in design and test for the past two years and which the Tecnovap engineers are convinced will be a winner. "It will pay for itself within six months," he promised. T: +39 045 6767252 E:...

Osmond singer's visit is music to the ears of Disposables UK

...h the EU Ecolabel, a European wide label promoting environmental excellence in its products and services, which is a sponsor of the gala event. Disposables has worked closely with the scheme since becoming the first UK paper converter in the away from home market to gain EU Ecolabel certification on its Bay West range of paper products. Keen to ...

Linen hire service and laundry company fined following fall from ladder

A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.[TRIMTO] A female employee of AAA Linen Services, who worked at the company's Park Royal headquarters in North West London, shattered her left ankle after s...

UK's £4 million windfall for underpaid workers

...rector of HMRC's National Minimum Wage team, says: "Paying the National Minimum Wage is not a choice - it's the law. HMRC enforces the rules, protecting workers from rogue employers, ensuring they get at least the wage to which they are legally entitled. "Where an employer ignores these rules, we will take steps to ensure arrears are paid out...

Labour savings with Untouchable with SRT

...n passengers each year and understandably, the floors take a 'beating'.[TRIMTO] The Building Service Contractor for this facility was looking for a way of making and keeping the floors clean and shiny. The prior finish that was used was 'walking off' in high traffic areas and what was left on the floor had numerous black heel marks. Betco Reg...

82 Councils in England & Wales and 32 in Scotland committed to paying Living Wage

...ough Council, Ipswich Borough Council, LB Islington, North Kesteven District Council, LB Lambeth, Leicester City Council, LB Lewisham, Mansfield District Council, Manchester City Council, Melton Mowbray District Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, LB Newham, Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council, Newcastle City Council, Newport City Counc...

Incentive FM invites teams to enter charity shoot

... refreshments included in the day's activities. Teams will be entered as Regular, Occasional and Novice standards and full tuition will be provided by allocated coaches from the Horne Clay Pigeon Club. Jeremy Waud, Managing Director at Incentive FM Group explains: "This should be great day out and we will be raising several thousand pounds for t...

ACI presentations in Barcelona to focus on sustainability advancements, ecolabelling trends & surfactant safety

...cal knowledge with our counterparts from around the world," explains Richard Sedlak, ACI Executive Vice President, Technical & International Affairs. "The more we engage with chemical makers and suppliers internationally, the better we're able to serve our members throughout the cleaning product supply chain." Richard is chairing a session a...

800 tonnes of waste paper catches fire at SCA Hygiene in Chesterfield

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service spent more than 24 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday this week, quelling a fire involving 800 tonnes of waste paper that was being stored in the yard of SCA Hygiene, Goyt Side Road, Chesterfield.[TRIMTO] We understand that the fire, which sent a thick plume of ash drifting around the town, was reported at 12....

Study: Hospital laundering practices may expose patients to infection-causing bacteria

...an estimated 1.7 million cases reported annually in the US alone. While stringent disinfecting practices are in place to combat HAIs, study results show that traditional hospital laundering practices are not sufficient to remove all viable bacteria from the laundered towels. The study, 'Microbial contamination of hospital reusable cleaning towel...

New 3M Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector makes stripping a thing of the past

...wo coats of the non-yellowing, low-odour formulation produce a clean, glossy surface that's up to twice as resistant to abrasion as traditional floor finish when tested under laboratory conditions. The floor protector dries much more quickly too, significantly reducing operational downtime. And it's easy to spot repair, with clear implications f...

Interview with Martin Scott, Exhibition Director, Cleaning Expo

...C. It had been evident for years that this show needed something new though – something to entice other companies and the big manufacturers in as exhibitors and something that would give visitors a reason to attend the show – but that doesn’t necessarily mean a move to London. For example, if you can get the big machinery manufact...

Soapbox: Lyn Crowther FCMI,FBICSc, Founder/Owner, Cleanwise Training and Management, asks:

...sformative effect on people's management abilities. Douglas Cooke, CEO of Principle Cleaning Services and Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, endorses the scheme and says: "We were very pleased to support the CSSA Management Diploma training scheme and sent two senior site supervisors from Central London. English was not their first lan...

Healthcare cleaning chief calls for national training & qualifications for cleaners in NHS hospitals

...protocols and equipment used bear little relation to cleaning processes used domestically and in offices and industry. The comments come as AHCP seeks to revamp its own continuing education, training & development programmes to drive up skill levels in the sector and encourage more young people to choose healthcare cleaning as a career. One ...

In Kind Direct Charity Household Essentials Campaign - urgent stock appeal

...o pass onto struggling UK charities operating both at home and overseas, to help them run their services and to provide essential services to improve the lives of the vulnerable people they support. Research by the Charities Aid Foundation earlier this year warned that as many as one in six charities believe they may close because of financial p...

Hill-Rom launches new hospital hand hygiene monitoring solution

...eal-time monitoring and staff reminders, simplifies reporting, and can use the same hardware and devices as other Hill-Rom real-time locating solutions. "We've known for a very long time that hand washing is vital to preventing the spread of disease. While many institutions have made significant progress in reducing the rates of hospital-acquir...

Street cleaning machines in India 'not fit for purpose'

...wonder why these were bought with such a huge investment." Apparently, SP Verma, Nagar health officer, had not been aware of the machines' existence and when the issue was brought to his notice, he issued directions that the machines be made operational to prevent them from rusting up. The mayor Ram Gopal Mohale said he would write to the Gov...

Outdoor area maintenance an important part of CMS 2013 Berlin

...do so at this year's CMS. From 24th to 27th September 2013, CMS Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. , the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facilities management and services, will be taking place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Around 350 exhibitors from 20 countries are expected to attend, together with around...

White Cross Bay says Cleanall, can clean all its premises again this year

...ndermere (part of the South Lakeland Parks group) has awarded its cleaning contract to Cleanall Services for a second year. The contract includes the provision of the pivotal turnaround cleaning of the lodges on changeover day as well as the cleaning of the complex: bars, restaurants, swimming pool and gymnasium.[TRIMTO] "Cleanall understands o...

Ecolab expands research centre in Brazil

...interactions with our customers and value chain partners," says Dr. Larry Berger, Ecolab executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Our goal is to develop industry-leading solutions to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, to protect people and vital resources, and by doing this, help our customers optimise their operations."[TR...

Rome to the Dome - pedal power style!

...miles between the two iconic buildings - this time to raise money for Help for Heroes. As an ex-serviceman himself he feels an affinity with a truly worthwhile cause. Dennis told Cleanzine yesterday that having tried the 'easy' route along the coast and up the Rhone valley in 2001 and encountering the Mistrale (not fun) he opted for a route over...

Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

... whether it was safe for drivers to enter the site. A HSE investigation found it was common practice for two vehicles to be in the warehouse at any one time, putting drivers at risk when they had to leave their trucks. DS Smith Paper also failed to enforce its own system for controlling entry into the tipping shed as there was not always a su...

Two become one

...ent will become part of our global Tork offer." Tork offers a complete range of products and services within hygiene and cleaning for away-from-home washrooms, healthcare, food service and industry. Through customer understanding and particular expertise in hygiene and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader in many segments and a commit...

Savills awards Emprise global headquarters contract

Emprise Services, the support services provider that specialises in cleaning and security, has been awarded a dual service contract for global real estate services provider Savills' Margaret Street headquarters, which is close to London's Oxford Street. Savills has awarded Emprise a three year contract to deliver daily and periodic cleaning, s...

Chocolate fingers anyone?

... as there was an interlocking guard at the top of the stirrer cavity but there was no protective device in place at the bottom, meaning Mr Countinho was able to reach in despite the fact the machine was running. Ashbury Chocolates, , pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and was ...

Special deals available on travel and accommodation for CMS 2013

...lso the case during the international cleaning trade fair CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. which takes place from 24th to 27th September.[TRIMTO] Each day the German capital offers its visitors from around the world several hundred events from its extensive programme of culture and entertainment. There is a wide choice of shows, ...

How good housekeeping can add a little spice to your life!

...aves a gleam in the eye, as well as on the furniture.[TRIMTO] The same product also comes in a Spice fragrance for those who want a little something extra. Both versions are packed 6 x 750 ml and also in 5L containers for bulk savings. After polishing the furniture you can see to the windows and mirrors with, yes, you've guessed it, Window &a...

Plumbing theft throwing a wrench in the works of businesses

... more and more thefts of plumbing parts from their washrooms.[TRIMTO] One reason for this: The price of copper often used in pipes or pipe fittings remains at near historic highs, and that means so, too, does the amount of copper getting stolen. The report, published on DigitalJournal.com, says that along with copper, the thefts typically inv...

Cleantec Innovation raises the flag for Thanet

... "Cleantec has provided us with an environmentally-friendly product combined with a first-class service and technical support. "With the recent blue flags awarded to our beaches, part of this credit would be due to some of the works associated with the joint works carried out between all involved." John Birchwell of Maxwells Ground Maintenanc...

10th anniversary of Recycle Week shows just how far we've come

...recycled in a decade which has seen huge changes and improvements to recycling collections and services. "As a nation, we've come a long way since we first began to take recycling seriously," says Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin. "This is good news for the environment - it means we're sending less waste to ...

Regent expands training to FM services

...ent Samsic has expanded its staff training and development programme into facilities management services.[TRIMTO] Facilities managers have extensive responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing a myriad of services, and Regent Samsic recognised that its managers and team leaders would benefit from the opportunity to develop their o...

Maximise your exposure - enter by July 15th!

Enter your innovative product or service in the 2013 ISSA Innovation Award Programne and maximise your presence with four months of exposure on ISSA.com. And if you're exhibiting at ISSA/Interclean North America 2013, your entry will be featured on the trade show floor and in an ISSA-TV Live Stream interview.[TRIMTO] Last year, one entry al...

AHCP welcomes new National Chair

... District Hospital in Selly Oak, South Birmingham.[TRIMTO] In 1990 he was appointed Domestic Services Manager at Birmingham General Hospital, before moving to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1994 as Facilities Manager Housekeeping Services. Simon has been a member of the AHCP's Midlands branch for the past five years, and has served as the br...

Jangro/Macmillan on the road to raise £100,000

...cer Support.[TRIMTO] The fundraising campaign started with a sponsored walk involving 27 head office staff and friends, each covering five miles around the Rivington and West Pennine Moors in Lancashire. This single activity raised £1,252. Kyle Macintyre, son of Jackie Macintyre, Director of Jangro Perthshire Member, Co-An UK, simultane...

IFMA and BGFMA announce partnership through IFMA Alliance

...t with facility managers around the world and the more we work as a team, the stronger our united voice to elevate the global recognition of the FM profession becomes. "It's been a tremendous honour to work with the entire BGFMA team including Chairman Goran Milanov and Vice Chairman Tosho Kirov, and I look forward to a bright future moving our ...

IFMA: World FM Day statements from IFMA President and CEO, IFMA Chair

...create the profession will continue to shape its course for the future. In IFMA's Houston-based Service Center of Excellence, we'll be celebrating with our local Houston chapter. We encourage and engage our members around the world to participate with us remotely. Our chapters are participating, as well as our fellow global FM organisations. "Wo...

AusClean Pulire education programme released - register now

... Celebrating the Australian cleaning industry's commitment to public hygiene and sustainable practices, the event will be much more than simply seminars, workshops and an exhibition. It will facilitate a meeting place for the industry - suppliers and distributors; building service contractors; carpet and restoration technicians; and in-house clea...

Specialty Biocides market: transformed in Europe, energized in the US, and cleaning up in India and China

.... Effectively, disinfectants and sanitisers can be considered as basic or staple merchandise with price being the pivotal factor; therefore demand is continuous and growth tends to accord with GDP levels. Ercros, Lonza and Dow Chemical were the 2012 biocides market leaders in Europe in terms of sold volumes, accounting for 27% of the total market v...

Spectrum successfully completes industrial rope access cleaning at Tilbury Docks

Spectrum Window Cleaning, one of London's leading rope access cleaners, has this week announced the successful completion of an industrial rope access cleaning at Tilbury Docks - the main port for London. Industrial cleaning carries its own perils and health & safety is of paramount importance for facilities managers when hiring contractors.[...

ISS Account Director boosts employment in East London with award winning 'Training to Work' Scheme

...rovide candidates an opportunity to build lasting careers based on experience gained within the service operations at Lloyd's. The scheme included skills training, site tours, two-week work placements and a guaranteed job interview leading to a possible job on site or with other accounts. To date, Chris and the team have supported 26 local resid...

Top compliance accreditation for ServiceMaster Clean

Commercial cleaning and disaster restoration specialist, ServiceMaster Clean, has been awarded the Gold accreditation from exor, which demonstrates that its standards are acknowledged as being amongst the highest in the industry.[TRIMTO] Exor's approach towards compliance is based on an active and robust programme of checking, testing and inde...

CHSA hosts MP's visit to promote standards in cleaning products

...tory and heard how the family-run firm values its workforce. "The average length of employee service here is eight years and one member of staff has been with us for 44 years," reveals Stephen. "In the last three years alone, during the worst recession for 60 years, we actually created eight new staff positions because of growth. The cleaning in...

HSS moves up powered access league with new acquisition

HSS Hire Services Group, which supplies tools, equipment and related services to the UK market, has acquired UK Platforms, the powered access specialist, from the Haulotte Group. The transaction will make HSS the second-largest provider in the powered access market in Britain and Ireland.[TRIMTO] UK Platforms was founded in 2000 and is a nation...

Charlesbank Capital Partners invests in Trojan Battery Company

...arket share with Charlesbank as our new partner," says Jeff Elder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trojan Battery. "Trojan takes pride in cultivating strong relationships with our customers and we are pleased to have raised capital that will help Trojan expand and meet its full potential. Charlesbank's experienced team will be a valuable s...

Businesses fly-tipping reaching epidemic proportions

...'s also down to responsible companies like our own to lead by example and offer the best possible prices to encourage legal waste disposal and recycling." Business Waste offers a first-class, fully optimised waste management service tailored to specific requirements that saves money and reduces environmental impact. It manages waste and recyclin...

Disposing of its old premises...

...d time on producing and delivering goods, enabling the company to provide even better customer service. A new fully automated production and packaging line will enable Disposables to manufacture quality products at prices to meet current and future market demands. The move, expected to cost around £700,000, is being undertaken in phases...

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...news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! Working from a home office as I do, can be a little isolating - but it has its advantages… for example, I’ve produced this issue of Cleanzine from my garden in the sunshine, listening to some of my favourite music accompanied by the sound of the breeze rustlin...

It's in the can! ISS selected by HJ Heinz in Europe

ISS and HJ Heinz, the renowned marketer to retail and foodservice channels, of branded foods such as Heinz Baked Beans, have entered into a new partnership covering the delivery and management of Integrated Facility Services throughout Heinz in Europe.[TRIMTO] Building on almost 20 years of co-operation in the UK, the new five year agreement c...

Gala dinner farewell for Jangro's Chairman

...gest it has ever been with a strong Board, diverse skills and abilities. We have a vibrant head office with the best leaders we could have, a dynamic General D.....Council with a good mix of young and older talents." In September members and suppliers are celebrating Brian's 80th birthday by cruising down the River Thames on a paddle steamer. ...

Moerman launches Handy Squeegee

...moving water from commercial and food processing kitchen tables and worksurfaces, walls in food service rooms and dining tables.[TRIMTO] Featuring a rigid colour-coded frame, an ergonomic grip for comfortable hold and 'green' Dura-Flex Rubber, (recommended wherever hygiene is extremely important) the Handy Squeegee is easy to use. The green n...

Top safety accreditation for JPM Contract Cleaners

...principally involved in the Facilities Management sector, specialising in the provision of soft services , with a £7.5million turnover. The company's application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. "We understand the importance of adopting good risk management and this program...

What price recovery?

... during the recession. Governments have relaxed working time limits to allow flexible working practices and collective agreements have abandoned many former restrictive practices. Even so, huge national differences remain in working time. Workers in Romania, for instance, work the longest hours in Europe - a total of over one month more per year ...

New Orbis MotorScrubber 20 tackles hard to reach areas

...chines cannot reach thanks to its telescopic handle and portability. Confined spaces in food service areas, toilets, stairwells, storerooms, behind and beneath counters and beds, can be cleaned thoroughly and easily thanks to its manoeuvrability and special features: * 12 volt battery backpack is light in weight, making it comfortable ...

Leader continued July 11th 2013

Continued from Front Page/ A spokesman for  officebroker.com  said: “It’s a fun study but there is a serious side to it too – we are hoping workers will feel more focused and alert thanks to the oxygen the plants will be releasing on their desks. Also because they are bringing in the plants from their homes we hope...

Pulire 2.0: Italian cleaning show releases technical data

...e comprised of distributors, dealers, retailers, importers and buying groups, 29.1% represented services companies, while manufacturers accounted for 18.9%. A lower percentage was made up of customers (3.5%), suppliers (6.3%) and institutions (1.2%). This year, 31% of the visitors were business owners, 34% were high profile figures including top-le...

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...f the issues faced not only by the cleaning industry worldwide but by anyone providing/buying a service: if the quote’s a great deal more expensive than everyone else’s the service provider will lose the bid; if it’s too cheap the service provider may end up with more work than it can handle with the resources available and the cl...

Daring to Dream Even Bigger in 2014... China Clean Expo

...strial Safety Show at CCE will focus on high pressure waterjet/waterblast tools, equipment, and services, as well as industrial vacuum trucks and other related products and equipment. International Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) & Drinking Water Purification: To meet the trend towards the continuous improvement of people's quality of lif...

NHS Supply Chain chooses new all-purple cytotoxic/cytostatic waste bags from GV Health

...er clinical and non-clinical waste. Although not a legal requirement, it is considered best practice to segregate cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines from other drug waste too, as much of this does not require incineration. Many independent waste contractors working for the NHS now require additional segregation as not all facilities are autho...

Prozone approved by TÜV SÜD

... available for ozone generators; the nearest available standard is BS60335-2-65 for air cleaning devices. Typically, air cleaning devices use ionisation where one of the by-products is the production of ozone. The ozone produced by this method is uncontrolled and erratic and as a result of this, no ozone generator has been able to pass the stand...

Employers urged to take extra care of young people starting Summer jobs

...temporary, Summer work.[TRIMTO] By taking some simple steps, says Alex Botha, Chief Executive Officer at the British Safety Council, the risk of injury to young workers can be easily prevented. "Vacation jobs are a great way for young people to earn money, get some experience and develop skills but we know they can be particularly vulnerable whe...

New griddle cleaning system cuts cleaning time in half

...ng has long presented both a challenge and a risk," says Thierry Huin, 3M Market Manager - Food Services. "Using scrapers is time consuming and can cause costly damage to the griddle plate, while many cleaning chemicals contain harmful ingredients which give off noxious fumes and can cause skin irritation. There is also the risk of burns from the h...

GSA finalists announced

Kimberly-Clark Professional in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association, has published the list of finalists for the Golden Service Awards 2013. With a record number of entries for the programme, the GSA 2013 judging committee meticulously reviewed each application to narrow down a list of finalists. [TRIMTO] Congratula...

ISS contracts extended at Renault and Nissan in the UK, Switzerland and Belgium

Since 2004, ISS Integrated Solutions has provided integrated total facilities management services at the Renault UK and Nissan GB HQ and the company has just announced that the contract will continue for two more years. The contract was awarded as part of a global tender which also saw ISS retain contracts in Switzerland and Belgium, where se...

EnerSys batteries for advanced cleaning machine performance

...eliver excellent performance in light, medium and heavy duty cleaning applications. They offer a choice of performance characteristics for operators and OEMs to match the battery to their particular application and duty-cycle requirement or replace poor-performing batteries in existing equipment. Each model is manufactured with an advanced combinat...

Street cleaners search waste for precious metals

...over the past 11 years, occasionally carried news about cleaners having inadvertently thrown away priceless works of art, or finding vast amounts of money left lying around, which they've then handed back to the owner. This time however, a street cleaning company is deliberately sifting through the rubbish it collects in the hope that it will fi...

Contractor ended up biting off more than it could chew

...and was awarded eight of them - only to hand back three because it didn't have the resources to service all eight. Now the previous contractor - Reach- is hoping to step into the breach by winning back those three contracts that it had lost. Reach, which held the contracts for 20 years, is a non-profit organisation that assists and employs pe...

Top franchising manager switches career path to take on Chemex franchise

...n franchise. Andrew has joined cleaning & hygiene supplies specialist Chemex to run its North Leicestershire franchise. Previously, Andrew was a regional manager with Dyno-Rod, supporting 20 franchisees. Before that he was engaged by Chem-Dry in a national marketing role. "It's been a long standing ambition to run my own business and wit...

Facilities Show signs exclusive partnership with FMA for 2014 event

...y of the major TFMs. In 2013, the pavilion welcomed Vinci Facilities, HSS Hire, Norland Managed Services, Servest, NFS Hospitality, Guideline Lift Services, Vetasi, Andrews Sykes, Sheffield Hallam University, Westminster Kingsway College and Nationwide Platforms. "We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be offering our exclusive supp...

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...rs give them some leeway if the weather causes delays, and that the offer of a cold drink would be nice and may even turn out to be a lifesaver… My words came back to bite me on the backside this week (as we say in the UK) when – having persuaded my 85 year old mother that a Sainsbury’s superstore shop was a bad idea in this h...

Principle achieves outstanding reduction in emissions

Since becoming a certified CarbonNeutral company at the start of 2011, Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have recorded a huge reduction in its emissions. The London based, sustainable company has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to set a target to reduce its carbo...

Disposables UK opens new state-of-the-art site

...rovide a faster turnaround time on producing goods, allowing it to deliver even better customer service. The move, which cost in the region of £700,000, is part of Disposables UK's five year growth plan to almost double its current £16m turnover to £30m by 2018. The company has also recently invested £1.7m in new machiner...

MBS Access invests in 15m, Italian-manufactured CMC spider lift

...g height. "The S15 is an excellent fit with our offer of high spec machines and high quality service," adds Ben. MBS Access predominantly hires to shopping centres, department stores and other facilities and venues in London and the South-East, although its specialist machines and technical support are sought in other areas of the UK and even...

Soapbox: Sound familiar?

...f bullies on the employer side as well as the employee side. It will be good to see some of those "nice" people get due treatment. Other changes are not designed to help employers at all. Now we have to consult with workers if we wish to make changes to rosters. Well then, there goes any sensible changes to rosters. As to the family changes I...

ISSA joins Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

...blish effective tax rate fairness as the best metric to make meaningful comparisons among policy choices and how they would impact different business types and industries - Use this metric to bolster the supporters of comprehensive tax reform that broadens the tax base while lowering the rates for corporations, pass-through businesses, and individu...

TC Facilities Management acquires Equinox Security Management

... “This is a truly significant move for us,” enthuses Paul Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of TCFM. “We have bought a company with great talent, value adding systems and a proven track record. It is privately owned with outstanding levels of customer service, significant skill base and a good client retention record, making it a...

Prochem adds advanced stain removal to training programme

...nd how to remove or improve them, The Prochem Stain Removal Course provides extensive hands-on practice on all kinds of stains commonly found both in the domestic and commercial environments. The day-long course, held at the Prochem Training Academy in Chessington, Surrey, helps delegates learn how to test the pH of a stain; how to find out whet...

Success in converting waste into energy bags Veolia further Australian Business Award

...e into energy to make bricks has won a major Australian national award for Veolia Environmental Services, a global leader in the waste management and resource recovery sector.[TRIMTO] This is the fourth year in a row Veolia has won an Australian Business Award, which recognises organisations that have made a significant contribution to their ind...

WAMITAB hosts Skills Village at RWM 2013

...ualifications to offer guidance on a broad skills-related agenda - tackling subjects such as apprenticeships, funding, online learning, technical competence, and much more. A daily programme of 20 minute briefings will give visitors and exhibitors the chance to access authoritative advice on ensuring that their employees are equipped with the right...

Regent Cleaning all-rounder at Yorks County Cricket Club

...ays Regent Samsic joint managing director Jonathan King. "This client has enabled us to put the service concept of partnering into practice, allowing our teams to assimilate fully into the day-to-day running of the site. Consequently, everyone knows what they are being tasked, lines of communication are shorter, and the contract runs smoothly." ...

Acumen and Newcastle-under-Lyme BC help 'Tonight' programme highlight how councils can reduce landfill

...umen Distribution's recycling team and interviewed Trevor Nicoll, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, to illustrate how local authorities can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The Council has seen kerbside recyclables increase to 55% thanks to its partnership with Acumen Distribution.[TR...

Community Clean releases the ultimate environmentally friendly street cleaner

...ess." In one example, Cyclone successfully completed the arduous task of cleaning the whole of Leicester Square. Its powerful cleaning capabilities meant the cleaning process was accomplished considerably more quickly than it had been in the past, whilst the innovative water recycling system meant it could cover a far greater area. The recycl...

Brighton Cityclean dispute settled

...nts, led to a week-long strike. Negotiations took place which led to a proposal to redesign the service, thus preventing pay losses for staff. www.gmb.org.uk [TRIMTO] ...

JTM scores new commission with The Bantams

...ommission with Bradford City Football Club has kicked off for commercial laundry specialist JTM Service - whose customers include some of Yorkshire's iconic sporting clubs. JTM's growing portfolio within the region's sporting sector spans Leeds United and Yorkshire County Cricket Cub.[TRIMTO] JTM is supplying The Bantams with specialised laundry...

Toucan Eco gains VAH infection control certification

...as public institutions and other areas in which infections may be transmitted. The Toucan Eco devices use the process of electrochemical activation of tap water and table salt to form a highly effective disinfectant/cleaner. Already certified to BS1276 and BS 13727, the fluids are produced cheaply and simply on the spot, where and when they are ...

Research paper into women's sanitary disposal in public washrooms - The key findings

...waste disposal in the washroom, health and hygiene in public washrooms, as well as their usual practices and whether they feel their needs are sufficiently met. Vectair has now compiled its report and the key findings are detailed below: - Most women put their feminine waste in a receptacle somewhere in the washroom. - Most ...

OxyPharm disinfection units now available through rental service

...it needs as little as 1ml of chemical per 1m3 of room space. The big advantage of the rental service over purchase is that the initial outlay of thousands of Pounds is avoided, and the system is utilised only when needed. OxyPharm works by changing the polarity of the bacterial membrane leading to their self-destruction. Because the disinfect...

Soapbox: Carpet Care - Wet or Dry?

Dry Extraction Cleaning is often maligned and little understood, Geoff Greeley - Vice President of Market Development and Support, explains... These days the majority of industry experts should really be called wet extraction cleaning experts. Their understanding of dry extraction is on a par with a trombone player explaining how to play a vio...

Reducing HCAIs 2013: Supporting Community Health

...porting Community Health, the final HCAIs themed event for 2013, will focus on the systems and practices in place to reaffirm the Government's commitment to achieving zero tolerance for all healthcare Associated Infections. It will explore the impacts that infection rates have on community health, and the pivotal role that acute care institutions h...

Racecourse stays cleaned up for festival

...rked so hard to make this year's festival such a great success." Ryans Cleaning has provided services to some of the most memorable festivals and events across the UK and Ireland this year including British Summertime in Hyde Park, the Download Festival at Donington Park, Parklife in Manchester and Robbie Williams and Rhianna at the Aviva Stadiu...

UV-C disinfection redefined

...t forms of bacteria can survive even the most thorough disinfection process, healthcare support services provider Crothall Healthcare, has announced its decision to provide the next big step in UV-C disinfection for its healthcare customers.[TRIMTO] The company is working with Surfacide, which has created a three-emitter Helios UV-C disinfection...

Hotels lose around 30 customers for each bad review; cleaning is key

...of other areas such as bed and furniture comfort, room lighting, internet access and a customer service focused attitude. Research also shows 97% of guests agreed that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a hotel, cafe, bar or restaurant and when guests are unhappy with the standard of cleanliness the vast majority of responden...

IFMA releases sustainability 'how-to' guide for waste management

...e built environment. Waste flow management is one of the most profound examples of sustainable practices saving money, improving productivity and benefiting the triple bottom line for organisations around the world." Waste is defined loosely as the useless consumption or expenditure of resources. This not only encompasses the popular understandi...

WHO hand hygiene strategy feasible and sustainable for healthcare settings globally

...tals. During the two-year period between December 2006 and December 2008, compliance with best practices increased from 51% before the study to 67% and infrastructures and staff knowledge were also significantly improved in all sites. The study also demonstrated that this change in practices and safety culture was sustained up until at least two ye...

Terminix expands into Canada with acquisition of Magical Pest Control's assets

...tern Canada. Terminix's Toronto operations will provide commercial and residential pest control services under the Magical Pest Control name. Under Terminix's leadership, Joseph will continue to operate the business and work closely with the Terminix Commercial team. "Our acquisition of Magical's operations marks an important strategic opportun...

Top 10 fellow worker's habits that annoy the most - as revealed by 5000 employees

...for our colleagues by taking note of the results of a survey carried out for Peninsula Business Services, the employment law consultancy, whose Group Director Alan Price, warns: "Workers should leave their bad habits at home. Taking your shoes off at work is unacceptable, this is the office - not your living room. There are a number of habits th...

Increasing demand boosts Asia-Pacific antimicrobial coatings market

... to reach US$123 million in 2018. The main end-user segments covered in the research are medical devices, the food and beverage industry, building and construction as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The analysis also finds, however, that the lack of standard testing procedures to verify the effectiveness of an antimicrobial co...

Greyland caters for all

A bright sparkling kitchen, food preparation or service area truly speaks volumes about the establishment, the staff, and the level of hygiene that can be expected by customers. Not only is this desirable, it is readily achievable with the right cleaning products.[TRIMTO] The extensive range of catering cleaning chemicals available in bulk pac...

New approach to old and increasing problem of insects

... to each and every human being on this planet and, whilst some, like bees, perform an essential service, many can be a serious nuisance and are regarded as pests. The increase in insect problems arises from recent changes in climate and the rapid growth of natural, biodegradable materials in home fabrics and building materials.[TRIMTO] Pest con...

Norse grows education sector cleaning services

Norse Commercial Services and its subsidiaries are seeing continued growth in the education sector across the UK.The Norfolk based company, which has joint venture partnerships with 11 local authorities around the UK, has recently won a £2.5 million, three year agreement with Norfolk Educational Services group to provide cleaning services a...

Square is the new round!

When you place your next order for FreshClean, you may notice things are not quite as they were... The team at RJN Chemicals is constantly striving to improve its products and packaging, from adjusting the fragrance levels, to choosing the right dispensing spoons for the job! Research, development and acting upon customer feedback, regardless ...

BIFM withdraws from talks on potential merger with Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA

...t from the merger discussions it had entered into with Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association.[TRIMTO] This decision was taken at a BIFM Board meeting late last month at which the potential merger was thoroughly reviewed. After careful consideration the Board has taken the decision...

New AMA report reviews UK contract cleaning market

...ing, the environment and sustainability, legislation, technology/new product development, multi-service provision, infection control, construction activity and output, as well as issues such as wage rates, recruitment, retaining staff and the need for more skills and qualifications within the industry. In terms of end-use markets, the commercial...

Incentive FM's cleaning and security expertise enriches shopping centre portfolio

Having proven itself by providing impressive cleaning and security services to Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury, Incentive FM has been rewarded with an extended and expanded contract. Under the terms of the new contract, which was awarded by Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial property specialist, Incentive FM will expand its remit, w...

World Water Week opens with a call for life-saving cooperation over water

...ill be nine billion of us. However, the amount of water in the world will not increase. "Unprejudiced cooperation and solid partnerships will be a prerequisite for successfully sharing and managing the water we have. We need to strengthen transboundary cooperation because water does not adhere to national boundaries, we need to build more and st...

100,000 cans in the bag - with help from Cromwell Polythene

A public-spirited Leicester man, who began collecting aluminium cans for recycling less than three years ago, is within sight of his target of 100,000 cans by the end of this year. Though he is passionate about the environment, 40 year-old Adrian Ablett's original inspiration came from supermarket giant Tesco, which launched an initiative to r...

PASMA launches Tower Week

...ed Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association, plans to promote not only safety and best practice, but also the benefits of mobile access towers in a growing number of different applications. The week will also provide a snapshot of current tower use to inform future safety campaigns and projects.[TRIMTO] Organised nationally - but deliver...

Regent Samsic grows cleaning and security client portfolio

...St Paul's Girls' School in Birmingham and Myton School, Warwick; Mercedes-Benz Bristol; regional offices operated nationally by Provident Financial; and further wins within its Monmouthshire County Council contracts that take in the Abergavenny and Chepstow clusters. Coventry-based Regent Samsic has also been enjoying encouraging rates of contra...

P&G Professional's new range can be ordered through your distributor

...To help operators up their game and deliver a new level of clean that building users will really notice, P&G Professional today announced the hotly anticipated launch of a brand new range of cleaning and disinfecting products designed for direct distribution.[TRIMTO] With 97% of clients concluding that cleanliness is the most important facto...

New Hydromist 13 Pro-Spotter makes light work of spots and stains

...ddition to the Hydromist range, ideal for use in locations such as small pubs and clubs, hotels, offices, care homes, schools, colleges and universities. Its features and benefits include: * 13-litre capacity, making it ideal for smaller cleaning jobs * Two-stage vacuum motor with 89 inches of water lift * Expandable vacu...

Working together to keep stores cleaner and safer

...ce of stores and keep them safer for shoppers and staff.[TRIMTO] Quick Request is a software service that allows customers to use their own smartphones to report problems, request services and provide feedback. The system allows companies to conduct quick inspections of the store from any smartphone. It records all interactions automatically and...

All systems go for merger of Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA

Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association say that the three parties are now accelerating their plans to merge following calls from industry to provide greater rationalisation and better representation. This follows the British Institute of Facilities Management’s decision to with...

Freudenberg announces screw connections based on hygienic design "consistently achievable"

...safely eliminate the danger of contamination at all screw connections for hygienic equipment and devices. The Hygienic Usit that Freudenberg has developed in accordance with Hygienic Design is external-sealing and cleanly closes off the area between the screw and the surface from any type of external influence, reliably protecting the product wh...

Exceptional environmental services technicians honoured for infection prevention efforts

... of the second annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honouring outstanding frontline environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and residents across all care settings.[TRIMTO] The award is a component of the Heart of Healthcare campaign developed by AHE and Kimberly-Clark Professional, which recognises and elevates the cr...

ISSA announces 2014 Board

...ich will be led by incoming ISSA President Fritz Gast of P.B. Gast & Sons.[TRIMTO] * Vice President/President Elect: Alan Tomblin, Procter & Gamble Professional * Executive Officer: John Swigart, Spartan Chemical Co * Manufacturer Director: Matt Wood, ProTeam * Distributor Director South: Mercer Stanfield, Br...

Reserve your seat for important conference now!

...y and innovation over the last 12 months, Interim Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Steven Proudfoot, believes the industry can reap the rewards and look forward to growth in the industry as the recession fades. To spearhead this growth, the British Cleaning Council Conference will examine trends and changes in ...

Janitorial Direct joins the Matrix network

...for those customers who wish to collect. The company started originally as a carpet cleaning services provider for domestic customers, which led to work in more commercial environments such as offices, hotels, nursing homes and banks. The business developed further, from purely carpet cleaning to other types of cleaning. Rapid expansion followed...

Good food hygiene is good for business

... requirement from November 2013). Food businesses are inspected by a local authority food safety officer. Ratings range from 0 to 5. The top rating is '5' - this means hygiene standards are very good. The bottom is '0' - this means urgent improvement is required. Research by the FSA indicates that the majority of consumers find a rating of 3 and...

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...de! CMS Berlin, the International Trade Fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services, opens its doors today. It is expected to attract over 15,000 prominent trade visitors from 60 countries. The organisers tell us that all available space in the 24,700 square metre display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and in the open-air grounds in ...

Deals with water damage; cleans hard floors and facades

...e user to clean facades with a minimum of water and eliminates the need for wastewater capturing devices. Both automatic feed and discharge enable the operative to clean large surface areas without the tedious, continuous carrying of water and waste water. The unit weighs 67Kg and measures 71.1cm x 45 cm x 96.5 cm. Vacuum is 2 x 2-stage (each 10...

- Eugen Gutmann GmbH

...with a significantly reduced expenditure for materials, so it can be offered at a very attractive price. "The coupling has a form-fitted connection to the system's disk brushes. The absolutely play-free connection guarantees the stability of the system and is in no way inferior to conventional disk brushes. If the disk brushes become worn out af...

Four million employees in the FM sector

...on Lünendonk presented the findings of its Lünendonk List 2013 'Leading Facility Service Companies in Germany'. This revealed that, measured by domestic turnover, the 25 leading facility service companies in Germany grew in the business year 2012 by 4.3%, compared with the forecast figure of 6.3%. In addition to pricing pressures, th...

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...de! CMS Berlin, the International Trade Fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services, opened its doors on Monday. It is expected to attract over 15,000 trade visitors from 60 countries over the week. The organisers tell us that all available space in the 24,700 square metre display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and in the open-air gr...

Atoll: compact, individual - and the right size for any requirement

...ad capacity of 35, 45, 60, 80 and 110Kg.[TRIMTO] The diversity of this range is enhanced by a choice of heating; either electricity, direct or indirect steam, thermal fluid or a dual heating system. "We are always happy to accommodate any special requirements, flexibility is our trademark!" says the manufacturer. T: +49 7031 73840 www.stahl-...

CMS Purus Awards: the winners - Kärcher

...ighly sought-after award for its BR 35/12 C compact scrubber-drier.[TRIMTO] In explaining this choice, the chairman of the panel of judges, Dietmar Mühr, who is the founder and managing director of Plex GmbH, praised the use of different colours to indicate the controls, thus facilitating intuitive operation. John and I also liked this machi...

STOP PRESS: Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 to launch at SECC

... unique opportunity for cleaning equipment manufacturers and suppliers to showcase products and services to the buyers or potential buyers of cleaning-related equipment and services in Scotland. “The event will bring together buyers and suppliers representing every sector of the cleaning industry, all looking for innovative solutions ...

Fleet management made easy!

...ven time. - What is the current location of a certain machine? - When is the next technical service due? - Have any problems occured? - When does the financing scheme expire?  If the fleet consists of a large number of cleaning machines or vehicles for ground maintenance and city cleaning - especially when the machines are assigned to...

Tornado cleans up without water and without chemicals

...m is based on a worldwide patented negative pressure jet principle. Designed as a mobile compact device, it is no bigger than a standard industrial vacuum cleaner, but the combination of units, which incorporate a jet cap and jet lance, a filtering cartridge and dust separation unit, as well as the container for the required granulates, creates a f...

High density floor pads made almost entirely from waste melamine

...erican manufacturer CFR's spray extractor is the most powerful and universally applicable mobile device in its class and its worldwide patented spray technology allows unprecedented cleaning results without the carpet being soaked excessively.  Particularly impressive are the differences between premium and standard equipment on hard-to-c...

DiBO’s power and reliability now also in a compact version

...T range, complying with DiBO’s rigid quality standards but still available at an attractive price,” explained Bart Knol.[TRIMTO] “When developing the ECN-S, we started from an attractive design, built on a robust and solid frame with all qualitative features one can expect from a DiBO high-pressure cleaner. We feel we really su...

Machinery - subjected to practical tests

...any new business contacts: these are all things that characterise a successful show. There was a noticeable increase in business partners from abroad, to which the International CMS Congress contributed in no small measure." The next CMS will take place at Messe Berlin from 22nd to 25th September 2015. ...

Trends and prospects

...e and more apps that customers can make use of, to find out about offers, place orders or obtain advice on a product's use whenever and wherever needed. Sustainability and web-based solutions are playing an increasingly important role in cleaning equipment manufacture.[TRIMTO] The newly developed and evolved versions of machinery and equipme...

Trade visitors' statistics and feedback

Trade visitors mainly represented the following sectors: services, the trade, industry, authorities, public institutions, wholesale and export. Some 85% of the overseas visitors were from Europe, while 15% came from all other parts of the world. Encouragingly, there was a remarkable increase in the number of trade visitors acting in a decision-...

CMS posts record exhibitor and visitor numbers

...ning policies', 'Hygiene and health' and 'Vocational training'. Ingrid Maass, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Berlin, reports: "With the innovative products and solutions displayed, the industry showed itself to be amply equipped to face the challenges of the market. The focus was on topics such as sustainability and the related ecological and ...

VoleoPro - a new versatile and compact trolley from Vileda Professional

...vering to hide and hold waste bins properly in place. "One of the major advantages John and I noticed is that all large cleaning tools andaccessories are kept within the trolley´s outer limits. With nothing sticking out, the ideal for usage where space is tight. Control and manoeuvreability in tight spaces is also aided by the trolley's tw...

The POD - reduce your paper consumption by up to 20%

...on the market: various roll lengths, diameters, widths, and paper thickness, 1-ply or 2-ply, the choice is yours. This flexibility is what makes the POD the ultimate choice for non proprietary auto-cut paper dispensers. For customers who prefer to source paper rolls together with the dispenser, Kennedy can offer a standard 2ply 110 metre paper roll...

You are invited!

The 20th Congress of World Federation of Building Services Contractors, a bi-annual conference for the building service industry, will be hosted by Harvard Maintenance at the New York Marriott Marquis,New York, from 6th - 9th April 2014 and anyone with an interest in the discipline is welcome to attend.[TRIMTO] The event will feature the best r...

Panztel acquired by Care Monitoring & Management

...ade a significant impact in the FM market with its deployment of eziTracker." The eziTracker service has been adopted by a number of the biggest operators in this sector in response to the need for greater contract transparency, whilst gaining full control of large, remote workforces. John Moore, Managing Director of Panztel says: "After 15 y...

Same shift bacteria test approved by AOAC Research Institute for Food & Beverage industries

...s. It manufactures and sells a broad range of rapid monitoring systems, environmental collection devices, and rapid dilution devices, made under strict GMP standards, ensuring excellent product quality and reliability. With offices in the US, UK, China, India, and over 100 distributors worldwide, Hygiena products span the globe. For further informa...

Glass Restore - a new and specialised service from Cresswell Services

Cresswell Office Services announces a brand new Glass Restore Service. The company, dedicated to being flexible in its approach as well as being highly reactive and responsive to its clients' needs, saw a gap in the marketplace for this type of service and it is now being offered to the company's customers.[TRIMTO] The Glass Restore Syste...

Emprise retains The British Library

Emprise Services has been awarded a contract extension with long-standing client, The British Library. Emprise has been working with The British Library since 2003 to deliver daily cleaning, window cleaning, exterior cleaning, hygiene services, specialist cleaning and waste management services.[TRIMTO] Over the course of this 10 year relations...

Anti-Vandal dispenser keeps air fresh

Building managers and building service contractors know it can be incredibly difficult to keep washrooms looking clean and adequately stocked, especially in high-traffic public buildings.[TRIMTO] Washrooms in public facilities such as schools, municipal buildings, stadiums and retail shopping centres, are more likely to suffer from vandals who...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 "selling well" says organiser

... unique opportunity for cleaning equipment manufacturers and suppliers to showcase products and services to the buyers or potential buyers of cleaning-related equipment and services in Scotland. And as it is free for all visitors to attend and the only cleaning show in Scotland, it should attract plenty of visitors, keen to find innovative solution...

leader 10th October continued

...y should they further fill the council’s coffers by bolstering up what should be a public service and losing out themselves as a result? I’d love your thoughts on this please! ...

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...ut we aren’t seeing evidence of their commitment to drive good leadership and management practices,” reports Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Research Associate at CIPD. “Businesses address issues such as poor customer service or faulty machinery straightaway, whereas bad management across organisations is tolerated to a shocking degree.&rdqu...

Ryans ploughs through challenge

...rements of fixed venues, international events, tradeshows and exhibitions as well as commercial, office and industrial cleaning premises in the UK and Ireland. www.ryanscleaning.ie ...

Idiots on ladders: Ladder Exchange focuses on training; number trained jumps 40%

...ntained. The Ladder Association is the trade body responsible for advancing safety and best practice in the ladder industry, and oversees the delivery of national training. Formed in 1947 by leading ladder manufacturers, the Ladder Association has since expanded to welcome members from every part of the access industry, playing an integral role ...

Decontaminating sanitiser dispensers in healthcare environments: new studies show the best options

... study followed the compliance of a hand hygiene policy before and after personal sanitation gel devices were worn on the belts of medical personnel. "Perioperative infection and contamination is a serious threat to patient safety," says Devon C. Cole, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville. "The hand sanitiser is...

The 2013 Loo of the Year Awards presentation event: reserve your ticket now!

...om home' toilets - cleaning and FM companies; toilet providers; washroom equipment, product and service suppliers; directors, management and - importantly, toilet attendants and cleaning staff, is just a few weeks away and tickets are selling fast.[TRIMTO] This is an ideal opportunity for you/your organisation to celebrate the very best in "away...

Kensington & Chelsea council meeting lobbied to support £8.55 London Living Wage

...r hour. They currently earn £7.18 per hour. OCS holds the contract to provide cleaning services for Kensington & Chelsea Tenants' Management Organisation (TMO) and the cleaners provide services for the residents on housing estates in the north and south of the borough. Gary Carter, GMB Regional Officer, said: "A London living wage i...

IFMA World Workplace 2013 attendance figures set stage for New Orleans 2014

... billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facilities management, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace. www.ifma.org ...

Zapper launches Scan-to-Pay to help SMEs who suffer from late payments

Zapper's new Scan-to-Pay service help reconcile the £36.4bn currently owed to six out of 10 UK SMEs in late payments. The service makes invoice payments as quick and easy as taking a photograph.[TRIMTO] Zapper allows businesses to add unique QR Codes to invoices, whether they are delivered in electronic or paper format. When customers ge...

ISS Restoration unveils enormous, purpose-built flood and fire training house

A major investment in training and customer service has been launched by ISS Restoration with the unveiling of what the company believes is Europe's biggest purpose-built flood and fire training house.[TRIMTO] The three room bungalow, which has been constructed inside ISS Restoration's national training centre in Mansfield and is part of a &po...

Hako Group unveils new website

...convenient overview of the cleaning and municipal technology product segments and complementary services, all reflected by the Hako Group's clear, new brand architecture: All products and services are sold under the umbrella brand Hako. The Multicar brand has been transferred into the municipal technology product segment.[TRIMTO] Clarity and use...

Excitement heightens for new window cleaning company

Principle Cleaning Services' growth is continuing as it launches a fresh and exciting new window cleaning company to complement its cleaning services.[TRIMTO] Seeing a gap in the market for a new type of window cleaning service, the new company, named Principle Window Cleaning, will be a boutique window cleaning company headed up by newly appo...

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...m Bobby Davro, the gifted comedian/impersonator and star of many TV shows (most recently Dancing on Ice and Eastenders). The event offers a cost-effective way to provide hospitality to your staff, clients and prospects - and as all the attendees will be involved in the provision of toilets/washroom services, it also provides excellent sponsorshi...

Jangro member helps care home in Romania

...ng people with special needs, advocacy, care education, stimulation and holistic support, while Hospice Casa Albert is a centre of excellence for palliative care services to over 80 children and young adults. Another 50 patients who currently require occasional intervention are also registered. Casa Albert supports families including children, p...

Survey shows a correlation between a clean office and higher productivity

...idelines would decrease illness at work. Of the customers polled, 45% admitted to going into the office when sick, thereby spreading their germs throughout the workspace. While 95%of respondents felt they maintained good hygiene and a clean office environment, only 37% admitted to cleaning their personal workspace daily. One in three respondents...

Soapbox: When will we learn to look after what we have?

...ffik has been maintaining floors of all types for over 20 years for high street chains, prestige offices and the healthcare & leisure sectors, it has taken all that time for the world to catch up with our service offering... Maybe you know of a floor on life support that needs saving? Tel: 01985 840400 E: info@traffik.uk.com W: www.traff...

Lockable trolley 'removes risk'

...vid Dodd, Facilities manager for the Trust, says: "The trolleys have been purchased to help the service assistants deliver an efficient and very importantly a safe service ensuring that the cleaning chemicals used are safely locked away to prevent any patient inadvertently having an accident with them." The compartments of the trolley - manufact...

New industry partnership prolongs lifetime of luxury floorings

...r 20 years, Beaver sought to develop knowledge-transfer links with the manufacturer's technical services team. It soon became clear that, by combining best practice expertise in both flooring production and aftercare, a number of benefits could be realised by the two parties and most importantly the customer. The objective of the new collabor...

Nviro secures three-year contract with MidKent College

... and FM specialist Nviro has won a three-year contract with MidKent College, supplying cleaning services to the Maidstone and the newly renovated Medway Campuses. The contract, worth more than £1.5 million, will provide a night time cleaning regime to both campuses.[TRIMTO] A dedicated contract manager will work across both locations to gi...

Sanitation and hygiene top school curriculum

...s warned. Harunn Ataar, who was recently appointed Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's education officer, has decided that along with teaching facilities and curriculum, washrooms and watercoolers will also be given top priority.[TRIMTO] "Access to clean and well-maintained toilets is a basic requirement within educational institutions," he said...

BCC welcomes latest moves to pay London Living Wage

...ges more employers to pay the rate in order to see increased staff retention, better quality of service - and most importantly, higher living conditions for staff. BCC Chairman Douglas Cooke comments: “The British Cleaning Council is very pleased to see such a prominent London employer continue to put its support for the living wage into p...

New gum-removal system transforms two shopping centres and Olympic site

...which need special transport and can't be used while the public is around due to their size, and devices which freeze the gum but they are pretty ineffective," continues Chris. "The gum problem hasn't been solvable until now, and we are excited about spreading the word." The machine is a standalone product that doesn't require special transporta...

National Carpet Cleaners Association: Training dates 2013/2014

...ber 21st 2013 All courses are held at the NSPCC Training Centre, Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1EZ. For further details: T: 0116 271 9550 E: admin@ncca.co.uk W: www.ncca.co.uk ...

Leading the way on tourism that's both clean and green

... next week, the awards recognise tourism companies that have successfully implemented business practices to protect the environment, improve customer service and benefit profitability. "We share many important values with Green Tourism, including an emphasis on taking a 'lifecycle' approach to sustainability," says Lori Shaffer, Sustainability M...

Restroom Association (Singapore) gears up for World Toilet Day

...ng owners and qualified persons with information about WASH regulations, guidelines, planning, practices and promotion. Key highlights of the conference are the LOO Awards ceremony and the publication of the third edition of the Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance - a guide that was first published in 1999. With HDB as the ven...

One unique cloth... twice the performance!

Vileda Professional, has announced the latest addition to its microfibre cloth range - PVAmicro, which combines the properties of knitted microfibre and PVA. John and I examined the cloth at the CMS Berlin exhibition last month and were impressed with its qualities.[TRIMTO] This innovative new product is unique to Vileda Professional and inclu...

Green Turtle Americas signs exclusive distribution partnership with Ecolab Equipment Care

...t to provide innovative in-kitchen wastewater treatment solutions to the US restaurant and food service industry. Through the partnership, Green Turtle's line of Retroceptor under-sink grease interceptors and Microceptor drain-line coffee ground interceptors will be sold and installed exclusively by Ecolab's Equipment Care division.[TRIMTO] Gree...

Tacony Corporation partners with the National Service Alliance

...e of its most popular brands - Tornado, Powr-Flite, and CFR - have recently joined the National Service Alliance, (a Group Purchasing Organisation) as a Performance Partner.[TRIMTO] Similar to a buying group, the NSA originally provided services specifically for building service contractors. However, it has expanded and now provides GPO services...

Equality and human rights in the cleaning industry

...ing sector. [TRIMTO] It will shortly begin gathering evidence on recruitment and employment practices in the sector and the extent to which workers are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. If you would like to contribute, check back on the Commission's website next week or email the team for more information at: E: cleaning@equalityhumanrights.com  W: www.equalityhumanrights.com ...

Luna announces agreement to commercialise new self-cleaning textile technology

...una Innovations has this week announced an agreement granting UltraTech International an exclusive license to commercialise Luna's new textile repellent technology that can protect first responders from pathogens and industrial workers from contaminants, as well as address the common problem of keeping fabric clean.[TRIMTO] Under the agreement, ...

Fosse Shopping Park reappoints Regent Samsic

Leicester retail destination Fosse Shopping Park has reappointed Regent Samsic to provide its cleaning and security services. The two-year term cleaning and security contract, with a one-year extension option, also includes maintenance and park presentation services for the 37-acre site.[TRIMTO] Adjoining the M1 motorway, the shopping park hom...

Inaugural Ausclean Pulire draws international crowd

...fe, Individual Cleaners Association Australia & New Zealand (ICAN), Jena-Dyco, the Building Service Contractors' Association of Australia (BSCAA), and the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA) conducted their own workshops and meetings, while the Professional Housekeepers Association of New South Wales (PHAN) also a...

Reducing corporate property energy costs: conference addresses challenges and solutions

...id: "This important event for property developers, senior executives, CSR professionals, energy service companies and building contractors amongst others will provide vital insight into identifying the right solutions and getting the very best out of their buildings." The conference is supported by ISA, Broadgate Estates, Philips, Global Action ...

Bunzl acquires large Canadian distributor

...ctor. The business has an excellent reputation for providing a broad range of products and services and should provide additional opportunities for us to develop further in this sector. "We are pleased to welcome all their employees to the Group." T: 0207 725 5000 W: www.bunzl.com ...

Golden Service Awards 2013: the results

As a celebration of all that's best about the UK and Irish cleaning industries, the Golden Service Awards are always eagerly anticipated and the 2013 event, held on Friday at the Lancaster London hotel, didn't disappoint.[TRIMTO] Organised by Kimberly-Clark Professional in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association - it ...

ISS, Facilicom & Enhance take pioneering lead in Service Provider Accreditation coalition committed to the Living Wage

...tment to the principles of responsible pay, by being the first in the Facilities & Business Services sector to sign up to a Service Provider Accreditation contract with the Living Wage Foundation.[TRIMTO] The three companies are leading the charge for a coalition of Facilities & Business Services providers who support and actively promot...

Contract win cements JTM's position in care sector

Leeds commercial laundry specialist JTM Service has secured a six figure service contract with Maria Mallaband Care Group, one of the UK's leading care home providers.[TRIMTO] The contract, to service laundries at more than 60 sites across the UK for both Maria Mallaband and its sister company Countrywide Care, continues JTM's cycle of growth ...

Survey reveals hospitals focus on reducing infections, but most have not adopted all best practices

...ons, but also uncovered that they are not employing the methods that they believe reflect best practices.[TRIMTO] Of the survey respondents, the majority of whom work in patient safety and quality or infection prevention roles, the significant majority - 90% - indicated that reducing patient infections through increased hand hygiene compliance i...

Gojo dispensers are star performers at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

... in sleek chrome and black, with Freshberry foam hand wash. "The LTX dispensers are a popular choice because they intuitively sense the presence of hands and dispense a measured amount of product every time," he says. "The fact that they are 'touch-free' also increases their hygiene rating, eliminating another surface to touch. Another bonus was...

Solar panel manufacturer now offers means to clean them

With its recent acquisition of Greenbotics, solar technology and energy service provider SunPower, now also offers water saving panel cleaning products. SunPower expects to utilise the robotic technology and the Greenbotics team in conjunction with other product development and large-scale solar field installation projects globally, saying that t...

Chimney sweeps praise DC 1800 for being the cleanest and quietest dust extractor

...as looking for. "With the DC 1800 though, it's not just about the machine, it's the customer service you get with the product and Phil was great; really knew his stuff." In December 2010, after having expanded the business for many years and ensuring the company had the best equipment, Peter and his wife Louise franchised the business. "We...

BCI receives Technology Innovation Award for oil & gas biodegradable degreaser

...n the area of innovative value proposition, at the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held recently in Singapore.[TRIMTO] With its experience in oilfield chemicals, industrial chemicals and laundry products, BCI has managed to leverage its marketing and manufacturing exposure to emerge as one of the leading companies ca...

Highway Holdings forms joint venture to manufacture and market snow-jet cleaning equipment

...eir affect on human health and the environment," says Roland Kohl, president and chief executive officer of Highway Holdings. "Europe, during the last few years, for example, has adopted strict import regulations with regard to certain toxic cleaning chemicals and products treated with such chemicals. All importers into Europe must now comply wi...

Double win for LCC

LCC Support Services is on another winning streak. The nationwide support services business has won the Supplier of the Year Award from Norland Services, for whom it is the main cleaning contractor. This achievement, which comes after working only two years for Norland, was selected from all its supply partners.[TRIMTO] Bob Vincent Executive ...

Soapbox: Are you taking advantage of all the support available to aid growth

...tors, locations and lifecycles in England, according to GrowthAccelerator, the government-backed advice and support service, which has been tasked with delivering 55,000 new jobs and £2.2bn economic growth within three years. What's impressive is that the scheme is genuinely unlocking new, high growth potential - and, even more encouraging...

Europe's largest urban shopping centre scoops waste reduction and recycling award

... Wastes Management (CIWM) Awards for Environmental Excellence, which recognise and reward good practice in sustainable waste and resource management.[TRIMTO] The RWM Sustainable Facilities Management Award, sponsored by RWM 2014, was presented to Westfield Stratford City and waste management contractor WasteSolve, for its proactive partnership a...

WHO calls for more effective filtration in building ventilation systems

...ergy consumption. A total of 23 manufacturing plants , six R&D sites and over 65 local sales offices worldwide provide service and support to customers. The Camfil Group is headquartered in Sweden but more than 95% of sales are international. The Group has around 3,500 employees and sales in the range of SEK 4.9 billion. T: +46 156 53 600 ...

Nviro celebrates new credit rating

...ys reflect a company's most recent state of affairs. "This rating is testament to the strong service we provide at Nviro, and the fantastic management of resources, internally and client-side," says Marc Goodey, Financial Director of Nviro. "It is a clear indicator that we are both stable and growing sustainably." In addition to the 2A1, Nvir...

How social media is highlighting food safety compromises

...se comments with the GPS location of the person tweeting, if they are using a GPS-enabled mobile device. Across millions of tweets, nEmesis can aggregate this information and pinpoint the likely locations causing food poisoning. The researchers who developed the system at the University of Rochester in New York, US, collected 3.8 million tweets ...

Trojan Battery names Start Trading as Master Distributor for Bulgaria

...ovide customers in the region with a wide range of advanced battery products, outstanding local service and technical support, as well as comprehensive training resources," says Mat Segal, senior vice president of global business development. "By working closely with local distributors such as Start Trading, we are able to ensure that high-performa...

Chemical Harmonisation: What JanSan professionals must know

...pictograms will be especially helpful for non-technical people such as administrators, teachers, office and healthcare workers as well as cleaning workers who speak English as a second language. A pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red, square-on-point border, designed to communicate a distinct hazard graphically. ...

Cresswell reaches a milestone 18!

Cresswell Office Services is celebrating the fantastic achievement of 18 years in the cleaning industry - a milestone birthday in the UK which is seen in young people as been 'the coming of age'.[TRIMTO] Cresswell, located in London, currently has both an Industrial and Commercial division and its clients come from a variety of businesses and ...

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS uses Skyguard to protect 600 lone working staff

... 13,000 staff. In April 2011, the Trust took over responsibility for the provision of community services in Lambeth and Southwark.[TRIMTO] As a result of this transfer, the Trust 'inherited' 471 personal safety devices, which were purchased from the 2009 Lone Worker Framework Agreement. The Trust's Head of Security, Portering and Reception Servi...

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...I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contractor’s cleaning budget cut by 10% for every one of the previous eight years, what did I expect? Those involved were doing the best that they could, on a totally ...

UL announces new EcoLogo Standard (UL 175) for Sanitary Paper Products

...ed environmental and human health impacts," explains Angela Griffiths, director of research and service delivery at UL Environment. "As the scientific body of knowledge around the effects of sourcing, manufacturing and using sanitary paper products has increased - and as manufacturing and the manufacturing lifecycle have become more sophisticated, ...

Are these the most unusual toilets in the world?

...gy with temperature-controlled water; remote control heated, ergonomically contoured seats and a device that plays recordings of the ocean! (Ed. Not sure if this is to promote relaxation or promote the 'urge to go'!) What appears to be the most spacious - and possibly the weirdest - sits in a 200 square metre garden in Ichihara-Shi, Japan. What ...

Soapbox: Consolidation is key

...s the benefits of the proposed merger between the UK's Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association The proposed merger of Asset Skills, CSSA and the FMA is part of a vision to create a new and consolidated industry body. Following the unanimous votes in favour of the merger by members ...

HydroChem announces acquisition of Inland Industrial Services

...ies, has this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Inland Industrial Services Group, an industrial cleaning company with a 30-year-plus history, which serves the Gulf Coast and the Central United States.[TRIMTO] The combined company will have close to $400 million of revenue and will continue to provide highly effectiv...

Disposables UK ends year on a high with Business of the Year Award win

...ter turnaround time on producing goods, has allowed the company to deliver even better customer service. The move was part of the organisation's five year growth plan to almost double its current £16m turnover to £30m by 2018 and also included a £1.7m investment in new machinery. The awards took place last Thursday at the Jo...

John Laws of the Australian Contract Cleaners Alliance writes...

...ndustry has been focusing on the good people and their outstanding efforts to provide a quality service to clients. Each state division of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia has now been running an Excellence Awards programme for cleaning and security personnel.[TRIMTO] Rather than attempt to organise a separate competing ...

KCP to help customers achieve 'closed loop' recycling

...product is used to make another. A typical example would be the recovery of fibre from recycled office waste paper to be used in the production of towel and tissue products. The manufacturer can help customers calculate the amount of waste paper they need to recycle in order to recover enough fibre to manufacture the towel and tissue products the...

Julius Rutherfoord adds Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to bumper crop of contracts for 2013

... and conservation in plant biodiversity in the world. A total of 30 operatives will clean the offices, laboratories and public areas 15 hours a day across the large and varied 300 acre site. This requires experience in a number of cleaning specialisms to manage the scientific research sites, galleries, and 40 listed iconic buildings, including s...

Pilot washing machine boosts independence for Chinese elders in Newcastle

...s: "It is good to use because it is very easy to operate. It has made things a lot easier." JTM Service repairs and replaces laundries across 27 sites for Tees Valley Housing and Erimus Housing, its partner in Fabrick Housing Group. Managing director John Middleton says: "We already respond to the needs of residents by designing laundry rooms to...

Russian show a roaring success

...under the patronage of the Moscow City Government and the Moscow City Department of Trade & Services, ExpoClean brings together all the participants of Russia's cleaning industry. It is the main meeting place for users and suppliers of professional cleaning equipment used to clean commercial and industrial premises, as well as laundry profe...

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...I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contractor’s cleaning budget cut by 10% for every one of the previous eight years, what did I expect? Those involved were doing the best that they could, on a totally ...

Underwater robotic cleaner will ensure continuity of water supply

...the Philippines. He then worked with water concessionaires in Johor, offering them his cleaning services. Slowly, he expanded his business to other states including Sarawak, Pahang, Penang and Selangor. In Selangor, he has helped water concessionaires Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd and Syabas clean and maintain water reservoirs, dams, treatment plant...

HSS Hire bolsters cleaning offer with purchase of Tecserv UK

HSS Hire Services Group, the UK's leading national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired Premiere FCM (TecServ), the specialist provider of maintenance services for cleaning machines, from Premiere Products Group.[TRIMTO] The acquisition will accelerate HSS's growth in the cleaning sector - adding a national fleet of e...

Current cleaning services saved at Southampton General Hospital

Campaigners were delighted to hear this week that moves to cut cleaning services at Southampton's biggest hospital - Southampton General, have been dropped by contractor Medirest, which had planned to cut 48 hours worth of daily cleaning from the daily schedule.[TRIMTO] According to the Daily Echo reporter, the decision has also been welcomed ...

Singled out for innovation prowess

...s annual programme provides cleaning-industry distributors and end-customers-including building service contractors and in-house service professionals-the opportunity to choose which innovations in five categories deserve to take home the awards. The 2013 contest attracted 43 entries in the categories Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Serv...

New online tool helps contractors work more safely and win more work

...on site, on the commute and between jobs. It can be accessed from any computer, tablet or mobile device, helping to keep employees safe and jobs on time.[TRIMTO] With an ever growing library of trade specific activities and risks to select from, Hands HQ is utterly unique and allows businesses to compile professional, site-specific, branded risk...

Sinead takes a leap of faith for charity

...while cause," says Sinead.[TRIMTO] The charity has signed contracts with the North Tipperary Hospice along with architects and builders to begin work on transforming the house from a domestic home to a dedicated home from home for people who are dealing with cancer. It is hoped that it will be completed by April 2014. The centre will relocate...

NSF International acquires Brazil's Bioensaios Analysis & Environmental Consultancy

... Founded in 1990, Bioensaios is a leading analytical laboratory that provides Good Laboratory Practices studies and highly specialised testing services, including ecotoxicity, for a range of domestic and international companies as well as government agencies serving the water, food and agribusiness industries. NSF International clients now have ac...

Going Inside Sodexo: Global services provider to host Twitter chat to explore responsible sourcing, local community impact, integrated reporting and more

...ess, serving client needs becomes a much more nuanced yet sustainable operation. For global services provider Sodexo, this recognition has become somewhat of a mantra as it serves a broad spectrum of clients across education, health, senior living, business, sports & leisure and government agencies in 80 countries around the world.[TRIMTO] ...

Novel safety signs slip into the Visitors' Choice top five

...RIMTO] Banana Products says of its Banana Cone - voted a 2013 ISSA Innovation Award Visitors' Choice Winner: "What grabs your attention better than the patented Banana Cone? The old ones have turned themselves into a commodity which people ignore every day. They all have the same purpose which is to prevent injury! "It's been scientifically p...

University Health Shreveport unveils Xenex germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety

...rsity Health Shreveport is the first acute care hospital in Louisiana to use Xenex Disinfection Services' germ-zapping technology to increase patient safety. The portable disinfection device uses pulsed xenon to deliver ultraviolet light that is 25,000 times more powerful than sunlight to destroy deadly bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial sp...

25th ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam launches dedicated Steam Cleaning Pavilion

...vilion is being launched, where steam cleaning companies will be conveniently clustered to best service the needs of the visitors in the time they spend at the show and make it easier for them to get the most out of their visit. The pavilion will become a comprehensive showcase and information resource for the steam cleaning sector.[TRIMTO] "The...

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...uo; chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services between December and February. Why is it always the cleaning budget that's cut when money's tight? According to some reports, the decision-makers believe that customers won’t notice as it’s mostly going to be dark outside with lit...

Banking on better cleaning out of Principle!

Principle Cleaning Services has been awarded the external and internal cleaning contract for Standard Chartered Bank's headquarters at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London. As part of the contract, Principle Cleaning staff will carry out daily office cleaning, general periodic tasks, window cleaning, washroom services, landscaping, waste management and pe...

Free guide shows how to keep your workforce healthy

...and proximity to our faces, germs are easily transferred to them. Bacteria can build up on these devices to alarmingly high levels, in the worst cases up to 18 times higher than you might find on a toilet seat. Use specially formulated cleaning wipes that are designed to clean hi-tech devices without damaging the electronics or screens. These can ...

'uBin' - Best Recycled Plastic Product winner 2013

... has designed and manufactured the stylish uBin to encourage responsible recycling of rubbish in offices, schools, universities, hospitals and other typical working environments. [TRIMTO] That in itself is commendable enough, but the fact that the uBin is actually made from UK sourced post-consumer plastic.... That's old water bottles, yoghurt p...

Soapbox: Five things to do in 2014

...in which the market is moving, they are driving the change and understanding their products and services. Strategy will be very important in the year ahead. Asses your business value and buying or selling prospects: In a time of change in the market, all business leaders should be keeping an eye on their businesses value and how attractive their...

Hospital Trust renews £3.3m contract with Norse

...ty Hospital Trust (NNUHT) has renewed its facilities management contracts with Norse Commercial Services. The three-year contract (with the option of a further two year extension) is worth over £1.1 million a year to the Norwich based FM provider.[TRIMTO] Norse has been the incumbent supplier since 2005. The agreement includes a wide range...

Lonza offers multiple disinfecting options for combatting Norovirus in schools

...ensive line of highly effective disinfecting products for use by school janitorial and cleaning service personnel to combat Norovirus, a leading cause of serious stomach illnesses. Lonza disinfecting wipes, sprays and liquid disinfectants act quickly to eliminate Norovirus as well as other pathogenic bacteria and viruses on multiple surfaces rangin...

Outsourcing cleaning can help 'bricks & mortar' retailers make significant cost savings

...tion and an effective means of adding value in the retail sector. Now a new report from Emprise Services argues that retailers should use cleaning services strategically to enhance the customer experience and increase brand loyalty, whilst driving operational cost savings and efficiencies.[TRIMTO] The retail sector is still facing some tough tra...

Firm focus on the future at British Cleaning Council Conference

...scape as a competitor. Given often held perceptions of local authorities by the private sector and vice versa, his presentation drummed up much controversy and debate from the audience. Doug Cooke, BCC chairman and co-founder of Principle Cleaning Services, shared his experiences as an 'undercover boss' and the discoveries that lead him to creat...

Picketts Health to sell Zylast for Orbel hand sanitiser applicator

...ue of compliance with the introduction of the Orbel," states Dr. Colette Cozean, chief executive officer, Innovative BioDefense. "Its choice in bringing Zylast in as the formulary shows its commitment to providing the premier antimicrobial solution." Zylast is protected by trademarks and patents pending in many countries worldwide. T: 1.888.306...

2013 ISSA Best Customer Service award winners announced

...worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced the 10 winners of the 2013 Best Customer Service Awards, selected for their exemplary customer contact at the show, by ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 exhibition visitors.[TRIMTO] Distributors, building service contractors and in-house service providers who attended ISSA/Interclean, held ...

British Safety Council tops the class for IEMA environmental qualifications

...vironmental and sustainability performance," enthuses John Phillips, director of products & services at the British Safety Council. "Our expert environmental tutors are hugely experienced, having worked with every size of company, both in the UK and abroad, and are able to provide detailed support both in the classroom and afterwards by emai...

Cleaning Products Europe 2014: book your place now!

...stainable Development (WBCSD) - from Vision 2050 to Action2020 - Dr Peter White, Chief Operating Officer, WBCSD: * Societal Must-Haves for 2020 * feedstock, materials, energy, water * sustainable lifestyles * implications for the cleaning products industry P & G - Sustainable laundry and cleaning consumer behaviou...

Cleaning contractors, clients, and successful meetings

...age feedback. When clients believe that the contractor cares about the facility's best interests, price becomes a secondary issue. With this in mind, this month's Tornado Business of the Business focuses on how contract cleaners can build relationships with their clients. One of the best ways to build customer relations is to plan regular meetin...

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...uo; chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services between December and February. Why is it always the cleaning budget that's cut when money's tight? According to some reports, the decision-makers believe that customers won’t notice as it’s mostly going to be dark outside with lit...

Dustcontrol UK launches new mobile dust extraction products

... this product is eco-friendly, from the actual product painting process, through to the material choice and the easy to change plastic bags used, which are biodegradable." The DC 3900 also has a robust and adjustable chassis to make transportation a lot easier. "The DC 3900 stands upright as opposed to slanted like previous models. This means...

ISS Poland employees supported the COP19

...0 ISS employees were there to make sure everything remained clean and hygiene. They took care of offices, conference rooms, plenaries, technical and social areas to assure comfort for the almost 20,000 participants and service staff.[TRIMTO] Conference participants discussed the global climate changes and its consequences. Governmental and non-g...

India's MSRTC bus staff design cleaning machine

...rs, the MSRTC started washing the buses manually once more. Pramod Patil, mechanical engineering officer, told Times of India : "We designed this drive-through mechanised cleaning equipment in 2009-10. As part of the cleaning process, the water sprays and brushes were mounted on a steady frame and the bus would pass through it. The system was d...

Ryans shortlisted for honours

...rements of fixed venues, international events, tradeshows and exhibitions as well as commercial, office and industrial cleaning premises in the UK and Ireland. The other shortlisted companies in the Energy and Environmental Sustainability category are: Dezynamite, Offaly; KC's, Cork; Sirus Aircon, Cork; The Pallet Network, Dublin and Voya, Sligo...

Swiftclean welcomes increased clarity on legionella control

Legionella control expert Swiftclean Building Services has welcomed the recent changes to the L8 Approved Code of Practice for Legionella control by the Health & Safety Executive, which more clearly spells out the key aspects of maintaining a healthy, legionella-free water system.[TRIMTO] The areas highlighted in the new version of the cod...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 'best in years'

...on Center.[TRIMTO] "This year has been one of our best ever," said John Drengler, SCA Americas' vice president of product and marketing for AfH Professional Hygiene-North America. "Engagement with our customers has been fantastic. ISSA/Interclean truly is one of our highlight events of the year." Alan Tomblin, sales manager - North America fo...

Don't deflate the van tyres for winter

Van users are being advised not to follow outdated advice on winter driving. Steve Clarke says: "There is a long-held view that reducing tyre pressures will increase grip on awkward surfaces. This might be all right for driving over desert sand, but it is certainly not safe for winter driving."[TRIMTO] As marketing manager for The Fuelcard Peo...

Seven reasons why cold calling scripts are set to fail

...world.[TRIMTO] "Hi, my name's Mark, how are you today? I'm calling to talk to you about your choice of energy supplier..." Cold calls! We've all been on the receiving end of them and 99% of the time they're unwanted and unwelcome. [TRIMTO] Many businesses will think twice before using a telemarketing company or call centre to generate l...

Norfolk's largest paper bank operator invests in Macpresse equipment

...ting mixed recyclables from councils throughout the country. The company offers paper recycling services to councils, supermarkets, charitable organisations and offices, supplying paper mills in the UK, Continental Europe, the Far East and China. In addition, it recycles a range of plastic bottles, pallets, crates, bags and films. The Mac 111/1 ...

Manikandan Dunamis to supply Trojan Batteries in India

... Pvt. will distribute Trojan's deep-cycle batteries in India. Manikandan Dunamis will sell and service Trojan products for a wide range of applications, strengthening Trojan's brand name in the country.[TRIMTO] The formal announcement was made this week at a press conference at the TAJ Club House in Chennai, India. Executives in attendance fro...

Grant cuts' impact on toxic sites 'potentially dangerous'

...products or remaining residues present a hazard to the general environment. Commenting, Howard Price, CIEH Principal Policy Officer, said: "Some of those old industrial sites have since been turned-over to housing and some present unacceptable risks to their new owners and their families. But without financial support from the government, loc...

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...s produced a frightening 48.9 million tonnes of e-waste globally last year, might make them think twice? The volume of this waste is rising dramatically. The UK apparently throws out around £762million worth of electronic gadgets each year. It produced 1.3million tonnes of electronic waste in 2012, but the UN predicts that this will rise b...

Realistic carpet care explained

...-week use, carpet care presents both an opportunity and a challenge. How do you keep carpets in service around the clock-both in common areas and in individual rooms and offices? How do you keep this heavily trafficked carpet looking beautiful day in, day out? Facilities managers and housekeepers are not only under pressure to deliver these b...

More than a third of UK employers bridging gap between education and work

... a crucial step towards overcoming youth unemployment. Amongst those employers that offer Apprenticeship schemes, over half (56%) report that they have increased the number over the last 12 months. The number of Traineeships and school-leaver programmes on offer has also been increased in many organisations (50% of those offering Traineeships re...

Richard Chisnell recognised at Loo of the Year Awards

...nt.[TRIMTO] Richard has spent nearly 40 years promoting and improving washrooms and washroom services and he has held senior positions in national organisations that promoted the development of cleaning and hygiene in washrooms. He created the Loo of the Year Awards in 1987. The British Toilet Association was also founded by Richard in 1999 a...

Brighton & Hove City Council is overall winner of the 2013 Loo of the Year Awards

...ers included Asda, Ceredigion County Council, City Facilities Management, Danfo UK, GBM Support Services, Harrogate Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council, Highland Council, McDonald's, TC Facilities Management and J D Wetherspoon. Over 340 guests, including representatives from leading cleaning and FM companies, attended the special Awards P...

Serious about the subject of cleaning? Kick-start the New Year!

...st Prochem cleaning machines come with a one-day free training course bundled into their purchase price, also. Courses can be booked via: T: 0208 974 1515 E: sales@prochem.co.uk W: www.prochem-uk.com ...

New website for London cleaning specialist

London-based specialist cleaning contractor CK Group Services, has just unveiled its new website. Its design allows the CK Group's web presence to come up to speed with modern day web practices and proves to be much more user friendly. It also reflects the professionalism and pride the Group takes in its work. Some of the new features include a m...

ISSA names new chairman and UK representative for European Council

ISSA, the world's leading association for the cleaning and sanitary services industry, has announced the appointments of Andrew Dunning of Numatic International as Chairman of the ISSA European Council and Paul Kelly from Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) as the UK representative on the Council. Both will serve in their respective positions fro...

Understanding the recovery process will help reduce stress for flood victims

...ent contractors, as well as local branches of the Environment Agency, the Red Cross and Citizens Advice Bureau, hold and distribute stocks of these leaflets and find them invaluable in reassuring and supporting victims of flooding. Some of the stress caused by a lack of tangible information can be greatly reduced by understanding what the recove...

Clean india Pulire: ripe for growth

...a, Hong Kong, China, the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere, commented on the fantastic products and services showcased by both indigenous and international manufacturers. Not only did Clean India Pulire attract visitors from newer segments, but it also set records of 42 new exhibitors, new product categories, new pavilions and above all a record lau...

Gumwand supports Revive & Thrive

...ost 100 towns and cities already registered for the chance of winning £150,000 of revival services to reconnect communities with their high streets. UK manufacturer Gumwand is supplying an innovative, fast and economic gum-removal solution to the winning town or city of the Revive & Thrive Challenge. It is joined by a host of other com...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 'moving along very well'

...Exhibitors that had signed up by the start of this week include Disposables UK, Merlin Software Services, Nilfisk, PTS Clean, Sebo (UK), Tennant and UK Cleaning Solutions - although Martin says there are "many more." "We have had enquiries from more than 90 companies interested in exhibiting and to date we have received more than 700 visitor tic...

ACI & PCPC responds to FDA's proposed rule on antibacterial soaps and washes

... have access to antibacterial products that are used safely and effectively every day, in homes, offices, schools, child care centres, food facilities, and other commercial settings." More information on the safety and benefits of antibacterial soaps can be found at www.fightgermsnow.com | www.cleaninginstitute.org | www.personalcarecou...

British Cleaning Council supports CBI New Year Message

...with a candidate-led market. "As the cleaning sector changes and grows, we need to be a first choice for new talent and fresh ideas, rather than a last resort. The industry has made many steps towards implementation of higher wages, daytime and full time hours - and creating careers rather than jobs, but there is much more to do. The BCC offers ...

Seal Shield's new hygienic computer keyboard combats spread of germs

...grade, infection prevention technology for hospitals and the home, including waterproof keyboards, mice, TV remotes and the original Life Proof brand of protection products for smart phones and tablets. T: 877-325-7443 (US Toll Free) / 904-507-7765 (outside the US) E: sales@sealshield.com W: www.sealshield.com ...

Disposables UK reports successful 2013 and shares plans for 2014

...nges ahead. Manufacturers now have to look towards building profits, and not buying volume at any price, so that we can all invest and grow stronger as an industry. "How we respond and react to different supply routes will certainly be a consideration. Direct selling through ship-through strategies and e-commerce transaction will bring increasin...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014: The biggest cleaning event in Scotland

The countdown is on to the opening of Scotland's leading showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning and support services industry. Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 is already set to be a must-attend event with over 1500 pre-registered visitors already and a significant number of high profile companies exhibiting, including: the Federa...

HydroChem completes acquisition of Inland Industrial Services

... industries, has this week announced that it has completed the acquisition of Inland Industrial Services Group, an industrial cleaning company with more than a 30-year history. Inland complements HydroChem's service portfolio and strong culture of safety and expands the company's presence in the Gulf Coast and the Central United States.[TRIMTO] ...

The Cleaning Show 2015 appoints SHC for the second time

Hot on the heels of organising the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, cleaning industry PR specialist Suzanne Howe Communications, has announced that it will be running the PR and marketing campaign for The Cleaning Show 2015, being staged at ExCel London (as opposed to its usual home in Birmingham) from  10th - 12th March 201...

Monthind makes further acquisitions in Norfolk

...rcial cleaning contracts have been added to the portfolio of clients run from Monthind's Norwich office. While the company already offers a diverse range of services, from public sector and forensic cleaning to pest control and waste management, expanding its service further in to new areas will mark an interesting new development for Monthind. ...

OspreyFrank acquires remaining stake in FrankGmbH in Germany

...and our long standing partnership with Frank GmbH of Germany - a high pressure washers and self-service car wash systems manufacturer - has created the synergies we were looking for," reveals Thomas Stuecken, Managing Director of OspreyDeepclean and Chief Commercial Officer of OspreyFrank (the parent company). "...so much so that the parent company...

NCCA announces important training dates

...sociation has announced its training dates for 2014. NCCA courses held at NSPCC Training Centre, Leicester, unless otherwise stated. The dates are:[TRIMTO] * Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: 17th - 18th January 21st - 22nd March 23rd - 24th May 4th - 5th July 19th - 20th September 21st - 22nd November * Advanced Spot &am...

Classic squeegee and accessories celebrate Unger milestone

... that help professionals clean more productively and safely, as well as offer superior customer service to both end users and distributors. Today, Unger is an international company with offices and manufacturing facilities in the US and Germany, and sales offices in the UK and France. Unger now provides innovative cleaning solutions to more than...

Restroom Association (Singapore) commemorates World Toilet Day

... to commemorate World Toilet Day, Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Prime Minister's Office, also Second Minister for the Environment & Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, launched the 3rd edition of the Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance.[TRIMTO] During the conference, RAS Honorary Secret...

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...ke Bone without delay. And if as a washroom hardware or disposables supplier – or as a service provider - you’d like your name in lights, I know Mike and the team are keen to attract some more sponsors. To find out how to become involved, E: mike@loo.co.uk  |  W: www.loo.co.uk Please get in touch either by emailin...

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...som & Ewell, has provided fortnightly rubbish bin collections and a good kerbside recycling service for some years but we residents recycle just under half of our household waste, which proves that point. The good news is though, that none of this waste goes to landfill - anything that is not recycled is taken to an energy-from-waste plant in K...

Seven ways to improve your business telephone skills

...e an unexpected call and are not in a position to be able to take it professionally, let it go to voicemail. In addition, take care to answer the phone appropriately. The first thing you say and how you say it will set the tone for the remaining conversation. 3. Get the go-ahead: At the beginning of the call, ask about the amount of time the per...

Cleanall adopts the UK Living Wage

...ply ignore. One of the first businesses outside London to become recognised as a Living Wage Service Provider is Cleanall Services of Leyland. The company pays the living wage to colleagues working at the Community Gateway Housing Association, which in itself signed up to the Living Wage in Preston in partnership with Preston City Council. Th...

Julius Rutherfoord one of top 50 fastest growing UK cleaning companies

...oosted its sales growth, as it continues to deliver strong financial performance and expands its office space for cleaning operations in London. Firstly, Julius Rutherfoord has been ranked 18th in the top 50 fastest growing cleaning companies by sales growth in a 2013 Plimsoll report. Plimsoll's 'UK Cleaning Services - Individual Company An...

Cruelty Free International welcomes London Assembly move towards cruelty free cleaning

... Joanne McCartney states: "This Assembly calls on the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police Service, the London Fire Brigade and Transport for London to only purchase cleaning products, where suitable products are available and subject to best value considerations, which have been certified by Cruelty Free International as not tested on...

New Power Foam cleaning system boosts meat room food safety and cuts costs

...d with cleaning a food retail meat room are tied to labour, water and energy," says Carl Anderson, vice president of Global Corporate Accounts, Ecolab Food Retail Services. "Our new Whiteout Power Foam system will help retailers drive significant food safety and operational improvements while reducing labour, water and energy costs. "In addition...

Incentive QAS cast in lead role at Royal Shakespeare Company

...tate, servicing of the theatre facilities throughout performances, the provision of all hygiene services and water coolers. In addition Incentive QAS will undertake all window cleaning, landscaping and pest control. Twenty-two members of staff will transfer to Incentive QAS under TUPE and will undergo an intensive training and development progra...

Nviro retains Associated British Ports Southampton contract

...mpton is the largest cruise terminal in the UK and houses a myriad of different buildings - from office environments, freight terminals and distribution compounds to fruit terminals, security boxes, toilets and cruise ship terminals that more than 1.2 million passengers pass through every year. Dating from the 11th century, the port is the 10th ...

Global economy growing - but 'wellbeing' may be left behind

...hts from the report: * Non-energy-related commodities were down 7.5% in 2012, while oil prices stayed relatively flat throughout the year. * The ILO estimates that between 1999 and 2011 (the last year with complete data), labour productivity in advanced economies increased twice as much as average wages. Excluding China, real wa...

Budapest hosts Clean Europe competition in four weeks' time

... in the Clean Europe competition and have yet to book accommodation, the team at the MATISZ head office will be happy to help. They can also supply a copy of the competition rules. T: +36 20 424 1343 E: kiss.judit@matisz.org W: www.matisz.org ...

Blowing more than those Winter blues away: a new way to use air movers

...rts of the world are now experiencing the wrath of Winter. And facilities managers and building service contractors must prepare for these months, ensuring their facilities are clean, safe, and healthy. In fact, proper preparation for the Winter season is probably one of the most important things managers and BSCs can do to ensure their faciliti...

WaterAid steps up advocacy on behalf of 2.5 billion people without a toilet

...negal by supporting initiatives led by those governments to increase access to basic sanitation services. In the US, the grant will bolster efforts to ensure that the US, as a donor country, supports improved accountability and data collection worldwide and is focused on sanitation solutions that resonate most for affected communities, including...

ISSA launches CIMS Certification in the UK and Ireland

...rent countries and regions, ISSA, the world's leading association for the cleaning and sanitary services industry, has chosen the UK and Republic of Ireland as the first two countries outside of the US in which to launch its acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard. CIMS is a trailblazing consensus-based management standard that is geared...

Guidance for councils on weekly bin collections published

...irst ever guidance on weekly bin collections, encouraging councils in England to support weekly services. The guidance also demolishes the 'top 10 tall stories' that 'bin barons' have used as excuses to cut the frequency of rubbish collection services. As part of encouraging councils to deliver better services for Council Tax payers, the Local G...

Latest VoleoPro cleaning trolley is even more compact than the last

...mply in under five minutes without the need for any tools or fixings. VoleoPro also provides a price competitive solution, which caters for all cleaning needs and budgets, with a choice of two VoleoPro chassis and floor cleaning starter kits, allowing greater choice and compatibility for the user. The combination of VoleoPro and Vileda Profes...

Kimberly-Clark awarded first Novation contract for hand hygiene products

...mbers while helping them improve hand hygiene compliance and patient outcomes," said Keith Kuchta, Vice President, Global Accounts and Strategic Partners, Kimberly-Clark. "We are honoured to have the opportunity to offer additional value to the health care providers that Novation serves by deepening our long-standing relationship and continuing our...

ICE outsources commercial and car fleet to IFC

...he management of its light commercial vehicle and car fleet to Ampthill,Bedford-based IFC Fleet Services - with excellent results. With annual group sales of more than £10 million, ICE operates in the retail, leisure, transport and commercial sectors throughout the UK. The company runs a fleet of more than 50 light commercial vehicles, pri...

Care home developer Castleoak installs Girbau laundries

...ut to include the required clean and dirty areas, full mechanical drawings and the ideal machine choices for hygienic and efficient operation. For 60 bed homes, typical of the project size Castleoak develops, this is likely to include two Girbau HS High Spin commercial washers and two of Girbau's latest energy efficient gas dryers. Castleoak agr...

Are commercial cleaning firms too content to grow in 2014?

...ilblazing firms are heading-up the new direction of the market and the other companies must take notice of those 40. With salaries up and gross margins down, it's clear as costs grow then sales need to increase to pay for it." T: 01642 626400 E: c.glancey@plimsoll.co.uk ...

ACI launches Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

..." said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO. The Charter exists as a guideline for best practices in sustainability and consists of three required components: 1. Charter companies must formally commit to the ACI Principles for Sustainability. 2. Charter companies must participate in ACI's Sustainability Metrics Program. 3. Charter compani...

PGI announces definitive agreement to acquire Providencia

...a more diverse range of customers in Latin America with its innovative products and world-class service. "The acquisition of Providencia is exciting for PGI, as it aligns directly with our strategic commitment to global growth," says J. Joel Hackney Jr., Chief Executive Officer for PGI. "Providencia has built a vibrant business serving customers...

What businesses need to know in 2014

... their operations than now and P&G Professional is delighted to be on hand to offer help and advice to busy professionals". "2014 will be a defining year for so many reasons and the good news is there are many cost effective ways operators can enhance their businesses without having to raid the bottom line. Getting something as simple but es...

IFMA 2014 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo crosses borders with US and Canadian dates

... Each conference will include education workshops, leadership training and discussions on best practice in various disciplines related to facilities management, including workplace strategy, sustainability and trends. Registration is now open to the general public for both events and members of the media are invited to attend one or both events ...

New Valet Single Motor Upright vacuum cleaner is easy to manoeuvre

...right. Robust and modern in design, this new model is perfect for healthcare, educational and office facilities, incorporating excellent manoeuvrability for hard to reach areas and a brush head that automatically senses the carpet pile height. Features and benefits include:[TRIMTO] * Three-stage filtration, including HEPA 10 filter, provid...

Sustainability is an integral part of the paper tissue value chain

...e goal of the tissue industry is to not only drive the adoption of ever-greater sustainability practices within our own sector, but to be an integral part of driving sustainable hygiene and human health throughout Europe. Sustainability must become a way of life. Before elaborating on some of the initiatives the industry is taking I should clear...

Addenbrooke's staff receive specialist training

Leading healthcare services provider Medirest has enlisted training specialist Jigsaw Training to deliver apprenticeships to its front line colleagues working in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Jigsaw's partnership with Medirest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, will see around 31 Medirest colleagues receive specialist training over ...

Ciprus announces completion of 4th Edition of 'North American market for commercial flooring maintenance' report

...ear, consisted of detailed telephone interviews with 1,400 business establishments and building service contractors in the US and Canada in offices, retail, healthcare, hospitality, education, manufacturing and transportation. Interviews were conducted with small, medium, large and very large establishments. The study documented more than 50 flo...

Chimney sweeps praise DC 1800 for being the cleanest and quietest dust extractor...

... I was looking for. With the DC 1800 though, it's not just about the machine, it's the customer service you get with the product and Phil was great; really knew his stuff." In December 2010, after having expanded the business for many years and ensuring the company had the best equipment, Peter and his wife Louise franchised the business. "We...

Karcher makes a splash at Bristol in yellow, anthracite grey… and green

...designed to provide a one-stop-shop for both domestic and commercial customers, offering sales, service and advice for the entire Kärcher range.   Bristol’s strategic location and excellent transport links were big factors in its favour when the company began its venue hunt.  Once the prominent site on the Albert Road beca...

Warrington cleaning company plans to create 700 jobs

...ets. "It's time to take the next step and catapult Westgrove into a new stratosphere of dual service cleaning and security providers. We are already one of the leading independent operators in the UK and we're looking to be a viable alternative to the 'big boys'; the PLCs that dominate our industry. We've never needed a sales team before as the ...

OhioHealth and IBM scientists join forces to prevent infections in hospitals

...-a-kind network of wireless sensors and real-time Big Data analytics that measure hand-washing practices. OhioHealth will use the technology to provide hospital administrators with real-time data that can be used to reduce healthcare associated infections like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which aff...

Long-term partners seal the deal: Kärcher acquires Italian sweeper manufacturer ISAL

... of reliable partner and business associate to its suppliers." Kärcher's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board, Hartmut Jenner, said of the development: "Our many years of cooperation with ISAL have been marked by great mutual appreciation and respect. By taking this strategic decision we are raising the bar of our co...

CTM UK launches compact ride-on scrubber drier with long warranty

...with an enviable working time of up to six hours between charges. This makes the machine an easy choice for schools, universities and shopping areas that demand robust, cost effective solutions for small medium and large areas. The Pico 66 is extremely operator friendly with a low noise vacuum to ensure operation in any environment is a possibil...

Why not increase your revenue by adding bird control to your repertoire?

...ctor, you've learned that one of the best ways to increase revenue is to increase the number of services you offer your customers. And one of the most revenue enhancing services you can offer today is bird control. Regardless of the size or type of building and no matter what the job, bird proofing is a vital part of protecting any building or stru...

3M puts a shine on thecentre:mk visitor experience

...he best results, but it also proved to be the most cost-effective," says Europa's Environmental Services Manager for thecentre:mk, Jason Buckley. 3M Scotch-Brite Surface Preparation (SPP) floor pads were used to deep-clean the floor and remove stains without the need for any chemical strippers. Two grades of 3M Trizact HX Discs were then used to...

Gojo acquires French manufacturer, Laboratoires Prodene Klint

...t the opportunities ahead." Gojo is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil. Created in 1973, Prodene Klint has become a major player in the French professional hygiene and the cosmetic wipes markets. The skin hygiene and disinfectant products it designs, dev...

European Tissue Symposium: sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2014

...ospitality sector come to learn, meet and network. They need to be confident of making the right choices related to hygiene and health promotion and provide their patients, employees and clients with a washroom environment that upholds the highest standards. "Hand hygiene is recognised as the most important standard measure to prevent cross-cont...

Sodexo Canada recognised as a 'Best Diversity Employer'

Global facilities services provider Sodexo, has been recognised as one of Canada's 'Best Diversity Employers'. Mediacorp examined Sodexo Canada's employee network groups, community partnerships and various training and skill development programmes for women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexu...

Chicopee says its new 100% microfibre wipe outshines the competition

...ntly restrict bacterial growth. DuraDry is durable and can withstand the demands of the food service industry. It can be washed up to 365 times and still retain its cleaning capabilities and hygienic performance. Because of this, DuraDry's cost-in-use is said to be significantly lower than that of other wipes. "Although all of Chicopee's prod...

Winter building care starts with a sound matting system

With vast areas of the developed world now covered by rain and floodwater, snow and ice, now is the perfect time to review one of the most effective ways to keep unflooded facilities clean and healthy during the Winter months. According to Dennis Knapp, national sales director for Crown Mats & Matting: "An effective matting system is your ...

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...ews story on the eight (I believe) illegal immigrants discovered working as cleaners in the Home Office itself! The Immigration Bill was supported by our current Government and now we have lost a Government Minister who felt he should resign because he had failed to notice that he had in his employ a cleaner who should not have been working here...

The eight germiest public places...

...pens when you step out the door to go to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office? Know where germs are most likely to lurk, as you'll find out here. 1. Restaurant menus Have you ever seen anyone wash off a menu? Probably not. A recent study in the Journal of Medical Virology reported that cold and flu viruses can survive f...

Healthcare-acquired infections fuel uptake of hand hygiene solutions in Western Europe

...its proven efficiency and ease of use. "Adoption of hand hygiene compliance monitoring (HHCM) devices in hospitals across Western Europe is improving compliance levels considerably, thereby fuelling market revenues," says Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Analyst Parthasarathy Raghava. "The market will see a host of opportunities as autom...

Greyland reaches latest milestone - 15 years!

...ce then. Apple iBooks and iMacs were curvy and colourful, rather than the sleek, titanium finish devices of today, and of course, there were no iPhones! The Green revolution in the cleaning industry was yet to be fully adopted, and many of the old practices that we now frown upon, such as wet mopping using old-style mops and buckets, were common...

Jangro training expands

...on most Internet browsers and the Jangro app can be downloaded for Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices. A short sample programme can be seen on: www.youtube.com T: 0845 458 5223 E: enquiries@jangrohq.net W: www.jangro.net ...

Unger founder honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

...th his two brothers, reaffirming their father's core values of quality, innovation and customer service. "This award comes at a time of great significance for Unger as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year," says Mark. "The fact that the IWCA are also celebrating an important milestone - their 25th anniversary - makes this even more specia...

Carpets versus hard floors: what do you consider to be more hygienic?

...t Georges Hospital last year, the floors were mopped every day and the walls washed about once or twice per week. Are you suggesting that carpeting the walls would improve hygiene? In the many areas I was in (mostly in ICU) many patients were very sick, and the staff had to clean them and the floors after toilet accidents. I really do not understan...

Warning: your open-plan office can make you ill

Don't blame other commuters if you catch a cold this Winter: blame the people who designed your office. According to a study published in the current issue of Ergonomics, workplace layout has a surprising effect on rates of sick leave. Four Stockholm University scientists examined data from nearly 2000 employees working in seven different types...

Ecolab expands pest elimination business into Germany

...Kraus & Hiller Schaedlingsbekaempfung, one of Germany's leading commercial pest elimination service providers. Annual sales are approximately US$4 million.[TRIMTO] "This transaction expands our footprint in Europe and further positions us as a global leader in commercial pest elimination services, an important component of our commitment to ...

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... ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker – proprietor of Straker Eco Carpet & Rug Care, Solution Cornwall’s chemicals and the service provided by Nick Vousden-White and the wonderful Grout Shield from Kilrock Products – amongst many others. And...

New job opportunities as commercial cleaning company expands Cambridge operations

...s teams of dedicated specialist cleaners. Monthind provides bespoke cleaning and maintenance services for a wide range of premises, meaning new recruits will be required for contracts in commercial offices, manufacturing and warehouse sites, schools and colleges, transportation terminals and public sites. Its specialist cleaning services divisio...

Three-way partnership will help reduce HAIs

...ddress significant challenges they face responding to regulatory requirements," says the company's Vice President and General Manager, Adam McMullin. "The Solution is a great example of our technology platform, which is designed to automate the clinical environment, and help enhance productivity and safety, as well as the patient experience." Hi...

New adjustable 3M Scotch-Brite Fryer and Kitchen Cleaning Tool tackles toughest tasks

... Claimed to be first kitchen cleaning tool to adjust to the task at hand, this highly versatile device can be used in three different positions and with multiple pad options, to clean a variety of ovens, fryers and other kitchen surfaces more quickly, safely and easily. With the handle fully extended, the tool is ideal for deep fryers and hoods...

Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014

...d 10 nominees from a total of 66 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors' choice winners of this international prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry, will be announced during a special awards ceremony on Tuesday 6th May, at the Amsterdam RAI. The following 10 nominees are selected as the top t...

Infection control company combats HAIs with new clean wipe washable keyboard

...grade, infection prevention technology for hospitals and the home, including waterproof keyboards, mice, TV remotes and protection products for smart phones and tablets. T: 877-325-7443 (toll free) E: sales@sealshield.com W: www.sealshield.com ...

StepNpull marches into Europe to combat effects of dirty washroom users

...asty germs you can pick up in the public toilets? New StepNpull is a potentially life saving device, as it eliminates the unnecessary spread of bacteria from door handles. Revolutionising the way we open any door - including public toilets, it eradicates the need to touch the dreaded door handle by letting you exit the door using just your foot...

Spring cleaning time... for cleaning firms

...s, without ever taking a real look at the alternatives. Some, unbelievably, are happy to pay pump prices. For anything else they buy, from tyres to teabags, they shop around for bargains. You would think that they would be equally keen on keeping down the cost of refuelling.” Steve points out that the fuel card market has changed significa...

IFMA Foundation releases free how-to guide: 'Benchmarking for Facility Professionals

...hat wish to take benchmarking to a new level, the guide illustrates how to identify which best practices will be most effective for different types of facilities and how this can result in benefits such as reduced operating costs. "Benchmarking has been a major interest area of FMs for many years," says Peter Kimmel. "While the concept is famili...

Consumers disappointed with cleanliness and disinfection practices

... the UK, France and Germany. In the first cross-sector look at cleanliness and disinfection practices across Europe this year, the survey uncovered the truth that there is a disconnect between what business owners are doing in terms of cleaning and disinfection practices and what consumers expect. With numerous high profile incidents in the ...

Amano Pioneer Eclipse reaches agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders

...ustry in general, which makes us uniquely qualified to provide the product quality and customer service levels that the industry has come to expect from this fine brand. "Our strength in providing systems to produce and maintain attractive floors will now be enhanced by moving strongly into the wood floor segment of the market." Amano Pioneer...

Lean and green office cleaning delivers major savings for all concerned

...act, reduce costs and add to the bottom line. Published by Emprise, the London-based support services provider, the report shows how a change in cleaning strategy delivered real results for one global workspace provider; and how commercial landlords and managing agents can also use a clean and well-presented portfolio to protect their assets, in...

Greener retail facilities and redevelopments create opportunities for FM providers

...While new construction activity remains subdued, the opportunity to offer bundled or integrated services represents a significant untapped market. Recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan: 'Strategic Analysis of Facilities Management in Retail, Wholesale and Warehousing - Australia', finds that market revenues are expected to grow at a compound...

New university scholarship encourages excellence in cleaning and infection control

...norary Freeman of the Company. The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. One fine example of its efforts to raise the industry can be seen in its achievement of a Royal Charter in 2010. For more informa...

The new 'Fab Four': Cleaning Expo to join Facilities Management, Maintec and The Health & Safety Event at NEC in 2015

...her a professional audience from the cleaning sectors, healthcare, local government and support service organisations. The Cleaning Expo fits neatly with the other shows as they share many audiences. Facilities Management, which debuts next week at the NEC is aimed at facilities and estate managers. Their responsibilities increasingly include th...

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..., neither one of us felt 100% the following day. The restaurant had looked really clean and the service had been excellent – and as we’ve both been eating hot curries for years, we didn’t put feeling a little ‘off colour’ down to our meal. In reading yesterday that David Ward MP, is campaigning for it to be made com...

David Ward MP campaigns for compulsory display of food hygiene 'scores on the doors'

...ting Scheme. Says David: "The current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is about increasing customer choice seeking to improve hygiene standards by raising awareness of where people are buying their food from. "However, if people are still left unaware about an establishment's rating the scores on the doors scheme can only ever be partially successf...

Organisation formed by Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, announces its name

...e of the new organisation resulting from the merger of Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association, following agreement by the board. The Building Futures Group is the only representative organisation for the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management secto...

What's next for the sustainable cleaning products market?

...rking together in this way provides a roadmap for all players to move towards more sustainable practices. Carolina refers specifically to the partnership between P&G and WWF: "Since 2010, WWF has worked closely with P&G to address issues of sustainable production and consumption," she says. "The partnership focuses on forestry procurement p...

Low Pay Commission "right to be cautious over National Minimum Wage increase but remit should be extended to prevent future falls in its real value"

...bt that a sudden restoration of the NMW to its pre-recession level would risk putting many care service providers out of business. Here, there is an onus on policymakers and society to consider the value it places on elder care, and to ensure that funding is available to cover the restoration of the real value of care workers' wages." The CIPD's...

New floorcare guidelines designed for safety

...ed to North America, so any lessons learnt there can be put to good use elsewhere... The foodservice industry, which can include everything from commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels to scores of commercial food processing centres, appears to be one of the industries that experiences the most slip-and-fall accidents. According to ISSA, t...

Genband chooses Incentive FM for EMEA head office role

...ms of the deal Incentive FM will provide an integrated solution at the company's smart EMEA head office in Maidenhead, Berkshire.[TRIMTO] Incentive FM will deliver a range of FM services including office cleaning, 24/7 manned guarding and maintenance support in a move designed to drive up standards and reduce costs. Seven staff have successfully...

One week to IFMA's Facility Fusion Ottawa: 'Crossing FM Borders'

...awa, Ontario and will include education workshops, leadership training and discussions on best practices in various disciplines related to FM, including workplace strategy, sustainability and trends. Registration remains open to the general public. As the leading FM professional association - with nearly 24,000 members in 96 countries, IFMA orga...

Top class cleaning at Salvation Army's International HQ

... its headquarters and new training facilities. The Salvation Army's International College for Officers is relocating to Sunbury Court, near London, following a major redevelopment of existing facilities. The site consists of a conference centre and a Grade II listed mansion, which is being extensively restored and renovated. Accommodation is als...

Mrs Bucket mops up Welsh school cleaning contract

...est comprehensive school in Wales and home to more than 1,900 pupils. The business, which has offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, was awarded the contract following a competitive tender against companies from across South Wales. "We're delighted to have won the contract with Olchfa Comprehensive School as it is a fantastic opportunity fo...

Gesture recognition & touchless sensing market worth $22.04 billion by 2020

...es and hand dryers for sanitary equipment and fingerprint, iris recognition, face recognition and voice recognition for touchless biometrics. The application segmentation of the market covers all the major applications such as healthcare, retail, consumer electronics, automobile and others (automation and home appliances) in detail. Apart fro...

Principle's window cleaners now at the height of their profession!

...a fresh and exciting window cleaning company, was set up to complement the sustainable cleaning services of the main brand, Principle Cleaning Services. Headed up by experienced Operations Director, David Saville - and with its very own recognised logo and branding, the new business has already proved to be a hit and is set to grow further in 20...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care and 3M announce infection prevention solutions

...ddress our customers' most critical needs in the operating room." Silvia Perez, Global Business Vice President, Infection Prevention Division, 3M, added: "Kimberly-Clark offers tremendous experience and longstanding relationships built around a consultative approach in the operating room and we are thrilled to work together. "3M's history of ...

Soapbox: When dispensers go bad...

...e mean. One of Metsa Tissue's staff recently experienced a stay in an NHS hospital. The medical service was very good and all went well... until they got to the washroom. The washroom featured a twin toilet roll holder. One roll was finished, so being something of an industry expert the Metsa Tissue staff member (patient) attempted to access the se...

Harvard Maintenance announces Karcher and Sealed Air will sponsor WFBSC's 20th Congress

...ay that Karcher and Sealed Air are sponsoring the 20th Congress of World Federation of Building Service Contractors upcoming Congress - the next in the series of bi-annual conferences for the building service industry. The conference will be held in the US for the first time in 20 years. It is taking place at the New York Marriott Marquis in New...

Leading sports and leisure venues go green with Bay West

...co Label accredited systems. Catering and hospitality company, Elior UK, provides specialist services to a portfolio of clients, including football, rugby, cricket and leisure venues. With high visitor traffic on a regular basis, these venues need washroom facilities that can meet these levels of demand, whilst also reducing waste, mess and cost...

New Environmental Services company to bring more than 100 jobs to Gulf of Mexico

...oil and gas industry's first comprehensive environmental cleaning, decontamination and disposal service: Ecoserv. The new company is expected to create more than 100 new jobs, many of which will be at the company's Lafayette, LA, headquarters and other facilities in the Gulf region. Ecoserv offers fully integrated, cost-effective, and environmen...

Dirty cash: Problem of filthy and drug-coated cash won't go away after 2016

...the till, then it's obvious that good hygiene breaks down. Gloves and tongs are a must for food service, so the two never come together." Mark also points to a huge public blindspot about food hygiene: "The buyer is also handling cash of dubious cleanliness before using the same unwashed hands to eat the food they've just bought." The small b...

Global Abrasives market expected to reach USD 51.38 billion by 2019

...global demand for abrasives from transportation, electrical and electronic equipment and medical device industry is anticipated to drive the global abrasives market in the coming years. The machinery segment dominated the demand for abrasives in 2012 and accounted for 23.8% of the global demand. It is expected to maintain its position in the nex...

Croke Park and Ryans are a team

...nship, particularly in achieving our sustainability objectives." Ryans Cleaning has provided services to some of the most memorable events of the last 25 years, including the London Olympics, BT London Live and the Queen's Jubilee in Hyde Park. Croke Park's sustainability objectives include a reduction in energy consumption, increasing recycl...

New technology pays off on the workshop floor

... achieving the results we accomplished. "It is simply not cost-effective to work with many low-priced alternatives that don't work." To ensure its results are maintained, S2C prides itself on its aftercare programme. This includes training facilities managers and cleaning operatives on how to preserve the flooring post-treatment. The company ...

'Reinvent the Toilet' India will showcase advancements that improve sanitation and health

...es in preparation for field trials. Since 2000, reports from the Joint Monitoring Program (WHO/UNICEF) of the Millennium Development Goal targets for sanitation have consistently shown that the share of the population in developing countries that use pit latrines, septic tanks, and systems qualified as "unimproved" sanitation facilities is growi...

The Cleaning Show 2015: some big names confirm attendance

...modate this increase in demand." Paul Lewis, Managing Director of Reintec Cleaning Equipment Services - which is part of the HSS Hire Group - says: "Reintec is a unique proposition in the cleaning market and The Cleaning Show is a fantastic platform through which to share our story with the industry. Last year's show was great but the new locati...

Soapbox: The biggest game changer to hit our industry

...d Maintenance, discusses what he believes the 20th Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors means to the industry "Over the past 24 months I have been involved in a project that has both excited and scared me sometimes both at the same time. Almost three years ago I raised my hand to host the 20th Congress of the World F...

French Kimberly-Clark Professional mill scoops top sustainability prize

...imberly- Clark, says: "We're proud that our efforts to continuously improve our sustainability practices are being recognised by such well-respected organisations as the GreenBiz Group and Trucost. Leaders across Kimberly-Clark are committed to realising more sustainable operations and we understand that consumers, customers, employees and all of o...

Elevate your effectiveness - Winning from losing: view analysis of a failure as a failure autopsy

...n learn from their mistakes, this month's Elevate Your Effectiveness from Afflink shares David's advice on how "catastrophes, blunders, and even small everyday mistakes have the capacity to teach us valuable lessons." David believes that learning from failure is a process that involves the following three components: Identification, Analysis and...

Nviro's gone to Specsavers!

...d FM specialist Nviro has secured the contract to clean the Hampshire-based training and support offices of Specsavers, one of Britain's most popular high street brands. Specsavers is a partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care, so clean and well-functioning support...

Duct Doctor USA successfully completes Salt Lake City GSA contract

... Building located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The work was contracted through the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedule programme and required two trucks and six workers on-site for 60 days.[TRIMTO] "This was a complex task that required us to pull together resources from several regions of the US, and I'm proud that we...

Grotech expands green cleaning product portfolio

..., operates from a 12,000 sq ft factory in Goole. Together with in-house and contract analytical services, plus formulation and packaging development expertise, the company works across market sectors include agrochemicals, horticultural chemicals, and industrial chemicals.Grot The company has manufacturing capacity in solids blending, granulation a...

Washroom consumables at Redwood Care Homes maintaining quality care

Redwood Care Homes is a care home group of 13 homes in and around the Midlands, with its head office in Stourbridge. As with all organisations, as the recession started to bite, the company was looking to better control costs in all areas, without impacting on the level of care provided. The following case study describes how the group worked...

'Progress made but must try harder' say reports released today on HAI prevention

...other a 2012 annual report on national and state-specific progress toward US Health & Human Services HAI prevention goals. Together, the reports show that progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, but more work is needed to improve patient safety. "Although there has been some prog...

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...heir cars and buildings. These cars and buildings will need to be brought back up to scratch so service providers with savvy marketing people will, no doubt, be taking full advantage… Across the other side of the world in Singapore, cleaning businesses are gearing up to get themselves licensed to comply with new legislation. Singapore has...

Katrin Academy - a real success

...ay, attendees absorb lots of facts, figures and product detail as well as having the chance to practice using this information in a live, but non-customer environment. "In 2013, we trained another 100 plus industry personnel in the World of Katrin and feedback from customers continues to be extremely positive with attendees saying that they feel...

Recycling your food waste is easier than you think!

... Every year more than 500,000 tonnes of food are wasted in restaurants, pubs, hotels and quick service restaurants in the UK - that's the equivalent of almost 1 billion average plates of food - but it doesn't have to be completely wasted. At Raymond Blanc's Michelin star kitchen 'Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons' in Oxfordshire, Paul Shanahan, Operat...

Cleaning Products Europe 2014 'the best ever'

... of the key topics included: - Where are we going as an industry, how we need to listen to the voices of consumers and look to new ways of working - Addressing and influencing consumer behaviour changes - Understanding regulatory development and association initiatives - Insights into new technology to make more sustainable products - New princi...

Affordable Cleaning Services relocates to revamped local premises

Successful Bristol-based cleaning company, Affordable Cleaning Services, has announced a move to a landmark local property, which it is refurbishing as part of a several hundred thousand pounds facelift. Priding itself on hygiene excellence and competitive pricing, Affordable Cleaning Services provides a comprehensive range of cleaning solutio...

Airdri expands Asian presence with new Chinese facility

...ard. The new Guangzhou facility has been established with a mandate to provide a world class service to Airdri's customers as well as to boost sales efforts in the region. There will also be a dedicated group tasked with working closely with Airdri's production partner, which is based near to the new facility. The newly formed in-house sales ...

All Singaporean cleaning businesses will soon have to be licenced

...e on Tuesday, cleaning businesses were reminded to submit their applications for cleaning business licences soon or risk not having a licence by the 1st September 2014 deadline. All general cleaning businesses - even if these services form only part of their overall business, will have to be licensed and clients will now also be tasked with che...

Soapbox: What cleaning professionals need to know about pre-sprays

... pre-spraying to work properly, you need to know what you're doing... "With more facilities service providers now including carpet cleaning among their tasks, it is important to learn how to properly pre-spray a carpet. Typically, carpets are first pre-sprayed and then rinsed clean using a hot-water extractor. There are several reasons for this...

An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to go in the pool?

... who preach "no urinating in the pool," despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting that when mixed, urine and chlorine can form substances that can cause potential health problems. Their study, 'Volatile Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from C...

Ryans sets up new HQ

Venue and events cleaning specialist Ryans Cleaning has moved offices as the company expands its operations. The company, which recently scooped the Irish Small Firms Association (SFA) Business Awards for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, has moved to Stradavoher Retail Park, Thurles, having outgrown its base in Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipper...

When in Rome...

... baby changing units, infant safety seats, high chairs and nappy disposal unit. Providing these services is now considered as important as the provision of other essential facilities." All Babyminder changing units exceed the highest European standards demanded, to ensure a safe and hygienic provision of dedicated baby change facilities. These a...

UK local authority employees' pay offer may lead to country-wide strike action

...reland will be £164.52m (This pay offer does not apply to council chief executives, senior officers, teachers or firefighters, who are covered by separate national pay arrangements). The National Joint Council negotiates the pay, terms and conditions of staff in local authorities. It agrees an annual uplift to the national pay spine, on wh...

Joint Commission International launches new tool to help hospitals reduce infections

...ia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Pilot results showed a 72% improvement in hand hygiene practices and clinicians found the TST to be effective and easy to use. "The TST is an innovative way to improve care and reduce devastating and costly healthcare-associated infections," explains Erin DuPree, MD, chief medical officer and vice presiden...

Despite CDC report, some hospitals winning war on superbugs

...ethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections. Xenex Disinfection Services' pulsed xenon UV light room disinfection system has been repeatedly proven effective against C. diff and MRSA in the laboratory and in patient outcome results at hospitals utilizing Xenex devices. Hospital cleanliness plays a role in the spre...

Zero landfill for mixed waste!

... Following increased demand and requests from customers for landfill diversion, a zero landfill service for mixed waste is now provided by Lowmac Recycling of Irvine, Ayrshire. For more than 40 years, Lowmac Recycling has been responsible for managing the waste of local authorities, industrial and commercial customers. A complete solution for most ...

Taking the lid off America's trash cans

... for many years and we were intrigued when GLAD came to us with an offer to sponsor this public service campaign. This is a great way to start a conversation about trash literacy, and how the US can better handle its waste." GLAD will formally unveil the eight 'Waste in Focus' photos today, partnering with the New York City Department of Sanitat...

Rainbow International never left high & dry thanks to discount fuel cards

... needs, so its vehicles are all equipped with Texaco Fastfuel fuel cards, provided by Fuel Card Services. Branch director, Tom Cox, explains the importance of this. "Customers call on us to help them in tough times, knowing that they can depend on us to get there and start to put things right," he says. "Our vans cover an area that stretches fro...

Innovative use of waste provides fuel while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

...r Indonesia facilities demonstrates this commitment," says Kelly M. Semrau, Chief Sustainability Officer at SC Johnson. "We're committed to pushing ourselves, reducing our environmental footprint, and increasing our use of renewable energy in Indonesia and around the world." SC Johnson identified and implemented two innovative solutions that use...

Prochem catalogues 40 years in the business

...eaning technology and solutions sector on the cover of the company's latest product catalogue and price list. As ever, the 2014 Prochem catalogue serves to introduce innovation to the market. New technology from the 1974-founded Surrey-based company, spans the Sapphire 460SS - the latest slimline truckmount with true dual-wand capacity and ...

Jet water-fed pole systems officially launches in UK

...Richard and Mark will be touring the industry roadshows across the UK this year, giving help and advice on the products, together with free demonstrations to potential customers. With a loyal customer following already, Jet Systems is aiming to be the business to beat. Sign up to the free Jet Systems newsletter to get information on roadshow ...

Russian road maintenance association calls for regulation on development and use of anti-icing materials

...nter Road Maintenance formed recently to bring together all sides concerned with combating snow and ice, has announced a drive towards a federal set of standards and regulations of anti-icing materials, the way they are used and how they are developed nationwide. Currently, there is no unified set of rules in Russia that would govern exactly how...

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...s on the arms of the chairs and the handles of the doors to the consulting rooms. I didn’t notice any hand gel available for our use and nor did I see any signs warning us about the dangers of cross-contamination. I did, however, see lots of slightly dark greasy patches around the walls where people rest their heads while waiting to see their...

New Idrobase Group catalogue 2014 is available

...ozzles and lances, and the Kit Life Car, or rather the dispenser system for car wash, both self-service and automatic, and bus and truck washing. For Idrotech industrial misting systems, we can choose from the Fog 60, Fog 70 aperto, Fog 70 basico at 60 Hz, and both low and high pressure Rino Fog Makers, as well as the Atex Fog Maker, designed an...

Stephen Ashkin says: This Earth Day it's time to party!

... grown or produced meats, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables - and, yes, even locally produced juices, sodas, beers, and wines. Activity: Show a short video. "One of my favourites is on YouTube from my friend Jason Clay, who runs World Wildlife Fund's food programme," he says. "Others include videos from Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface...

IFM (UK) announces strategic partnership with 1st Fix Machine Solutions

...rategic partnership with newly formed 1st Fix Machine Solutions, to provide complete aftersales service and breakdown repairs, supplementing its own in-house engineering resource.[TRIMTO] 1st Fix Machine Solutions was formed in January 2014 when Roy Cole, Director and Founder, recognised that the cleaning industry would benefit from an independe...

New work-based programme supports employers by assessing workplace competence

Validate is a new service from the Waste Management Industry & Training Advisory Board (WAMITAB), specifically designed to assess employees who have developed sufficient knowledge and skills to perform their job to the correct standard. Officially launching on 1st May, Validate is a modular programme that assesses the competence of operatives ...

Supporting sustainability through entrepreneurship

... awards at their inception, as part of its mission to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity. The Company is the Livery sponsor of two categories: Social Entrepreneurship and Commercial Entrepreneurship. These awards specifically recognise social and commercial entrepreneurs who provide outstanding leadership while prom...

New industry body 'The Building Futures Group' launches training arm

...lding Futures Group - the result of the merger between Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association - has also been officially launched this week and I am delighted to unveil our comprehensive range of training courses as part of this. "We will be offering courses from finance and welfar...

Street food stalls in Malaysia still flouting hygiene rules

...ave piped water which is essential for washing, while some stall operators do not display business licences, which raises doubts about their legal status," argues the New Straits Times. An office worker, who wanted to be known only as Abdullah, told the publication that the stalls were not the best places to eat but the food was cheap and tasty. ...

Initial wins prestigious Red Dot Design Award

...eminine hygiene units and toilet seat sanitisers. Initial Hygiene is one of the leading hygiene services companies in South Africa. It provides innovative and environmentally responsible washroom hygiene services solutions to large and small organisations across a range of business sectors including public administrations and schools, food and drin...

Bunzl acquires businesses in Chile, the US and New Zealand

... Techs Enterprises, which is engaged in the sale of a variety of cleaning & hygiene and foodservice supplies to distributors throughout Southern California. Revenue in the year ended 31 December 2013 was US$24 million (c. £14 million). Finally the company has purchased the business of Nelson Packaging Supplies. Based in Nelson, New Zea...

Switch on to the benefits of hot: Karcher HDS pressure washers - now with added cashback

... quickly and effectively than cold water - no one does the washing up or bathes in cold water by choice - it is perhaps surprising that more people haven't yet applied the benefits of hot to their professional cleaning. Karcher though, is offering those that haven't tried this technology, a useful incentive... up to £250 cashback on all H...

African leaders commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

... poorest and most vulnerable people," he said. New data from the World Health Organisation and Unicef Joint Monitoring Programme on Water Supply & Sanitation show the massive and growing inequalities in access to safe water and toilets around the world: 748 million globally without safe water and 2.5 billion without proper sanitation. In Sub...

Healthcare professionals must redouble hygiene efforts to reduce unacceptable and avoidable' infection rates, says NICE

...RIMTO] Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE says: "It is unacceptable that infection rates are still so high within the NHS. Infections are a costly and avoidable burden. They hinder a patient's recovery, can make underlying conditions worse, and reduce quality of life." One in 16 people b...

Deadly bacteria invades US communities—MRSA infections jump 55%, warns Clearstream

.... Clearstream, a diversified provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial products and services, says that the serious risks posed by MRSA infections make advanced sanitisation technology and hygiene methods essential to protecting public health. Clearstream utilises sophisticated antimicrobial technologies and advanced long-term applicati...

Ecocleen embraces 'the force'

Last month, Ecocleen Services acquired PW (Lincs) Holdings. This strategic acquisition now extends Ecocleen's national commercial cleaning operations into pest control, (Pestforce) window cleaning/specialist exterior cleaning (Washforce) and Locksmiths/Light Security (Lockforce), enabling Ecocleen to offer customers a broader portfolio of solutio...

Biosurfactants market by product expected to reach USD 2,308.8 million by 2020

... surfactants remains a major restraint for the market. In addition, the low availability and high price of feedstock owing to demand in other application such as biofuels and downstream renewable chemicals is expected to pose major hurdles to the development of biosurfactants. The global biosurfactants market was 344,068.40 tons in 2013 and is e...

Decitex intelligent textiles of France joins UK's NHS Supply Chain

...extiles for use in professional cleaning, has announced a new contract with the National Health Service Supply Chain. Following numerous introductions and tests in some of the largest NHS hospitals across Britain, it was Decitex's precise knowledge of this market that helped the company secure the contract. A total of 26 Decitex products will be...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners installs new Master

...of a major 21st century industry. The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. Male and female membership of the Worshipful Company is made up of 200 senior managers, representing many of the major cleaning a...

Australian wins RIA Award; new RIA Executive Committee and Board announced

...sed job management system that the judges believe rivals any in existence, expanded the group's service offerings to include a third party administrator service that administers multiple-area restoration claims for carriers, and established a training academy to make the best minds in the global restoration industry available to his network. Giv...

Forum Pulire: an industry still poorly recognised

This is the unanimous call of the whole sector of professional cleaning and integrated services, that met at Forum Pulire 26 and 27 March. Respected names from the business, manufacturing, institutional and academic worlds met last month at the second edition of Forum Pulire, the two-day event held in Milan, which examined the most topical iss...

Legionella Control announces breakfast seminars following changes to HSG274 Part 2 Guidelines

...The new legionella control rules are based on an amended edition of the HSE's Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and an additional guidance document entitled HSG274. This is split into three sections covering Cooling Water Systems, Hot and Cold Water Systems and Other Risk Systems. The changes are designed to improve legionella safety and best pra...

Chicopee's J-Cloth 3000 win in Poland spearheads export drive

At the Eurogastro 2014 International Food Service Trade Show, the J-Cloth 3000 took home the prize for 'Best Product: Wipes and Detergents'. The prize celebrates the J-Cloth 3000's superior cleaning capabilities and marks a successful entrance into the Eastern European market.[TRIMTO] This was the first time Chicopee was included in the Euroga...

How much could 10 minutes cost you?

... a few minutes is not worth the long term cost. Just ask anyone who has been caught employing an unlicensed driver..." The courts have imposed fines in the high hundreds of pounds during recent weeks, but this leniency has typically been in reaction to a 'Guilty' plea and a lack of aggravating factors. An employer would have no grounds for optim...

Sodexo receives 2014 Best Employers Award for 50 Plus Canadians

...mple, are offered compensation and holiday packages that take into account their total years of service prior to joining the company. Older workers are also presented with new challenges to keep them engaged and challenged. The company's 'right start teams' programme regularly invites experienced employees over 50 to help establish and launch ne...

A warm Wellcome for Principle Cleaning!

Principle Cleaning Services has won a cleaning contract with global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, which has more than 700 employees based at its headquarters in Euston, London.[TRIMTO] Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936), the founder of the Wellcome Trust, was one of the most fascinating men of his time. A businessman, collector and...

Amazon Filters achieves WRAS approval

...idation Guides and Technical Support documentation. These filters and housings are the preferred choice for those designing, installing and operating water systems and are used in a wide variety of water treatment applications. www.amazonfilters.com ...

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... If you’ve never visited this show before and are wondering whether or not to attend, our advice would be to start planning your trip now – it really is something that’s not to be missed if you have the time to spare and the budget. Do make sure you register in advance though, as there are always queues at the turnstiles. And ...

Las Vegas to celebrate new type of wedding

...the airport as an innovative option for achieving its cleaning and sanitising goals. The company's vice president and general manager, Lou Richards (pictured), explains: "Hydris products are effective on a variety of surfaces, including glass and mirrors, finished floors, wood laminate furniture, washable walls, stone, metals, kosher metals, pla...

Swiftclean offers free compliance healthcheck at The Facilities Show

The 'masters of the science of compliance', the team from Swiftclean Building Services, will be offering a free compliance healthcheck to visitors to The Facilities Show, which is being held at Excel, London, from 17th - 19th June. Using the new Swiftclean Compliance Checker, an online tool which allows building managers to see at a glance whe...

Clemas sings the praises of Tennant's T2

...warranty attests) provides consistent reliability that reduces the cost of labour, maintenance, service and parts. "This machine offers a high quality combination of performance, ergonomics, safety and convenience in a very compact size," says Emma Hancock, sales & marketing manager at Clemas. "We believe customers that require a small and r...

Survey results show training and infrastructure issues wreck 'distributed leadership'

.... "In order to be effective, leadership development has to be supported with organisational practices that empower the workforce and foster engagement: team-working, behaviour-based performance management and succession planning, collective reward and recognition, to name just a few. Forward-looking organisations are using innovative methods of ...

Inteb calls for tighter Legionella regulation

..., leisure and retail complexes, schools and halls of residence, prisons, vehicle washes, managed offices and manufacturing and engineering plants. More information about Inteb and its compliance and water testing services can be found at: Image: Inteb's Compliance Manager, Amy Field www.inteb.co.uk ...

Sky Pro introduces safe,cost effective alternative to manual window cleaning

...eaning companies," states stated Robert Thomson, Manager, Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services. "It has reduced our cost of window cleaning services by approximately $50K per year. We have also been able to reduce our liability exposure by not having 'bodies' over the side of the building." 1-800-699-0251 E: kfrancois@skypro.com ...

Devon Norse takes over civic building cleaning

...l be undertaken by Devon Norse as part of the partnership with Devon County Council. The new services take Devon Norse's annual turnover to £13m. "This multi-million pound deal will provide additional resources that will enable Devon Norse to expand further into the FM and contract cleaning markets within the south west," says Peter Haw...

Contractor offers tips on choosing the right commercial cleaning company

...ing organisation, has been launched by commercial cleaning and disaster restoration specialist, ServiceMaster Clean. "Too often, individuals without specialist training are given the task of cleaning," argues the company. "Boardroom carpets, reception area hard floors and upholstered sofas should be regularly and professionally cleaned to give a...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide!   Today sees the start of that eagerly anticipated biennial event – the ISSA/Interclean exhibition, being held at Amsterdam RAI until close of play on Friday. Whether it...

The outdoor demo show

...aning demonstrations. 12:00 - 12:45 -   Showfloor Theatre:  Sébastien Faudin, Vice President, HTS Bio Topic: The Amazing Power of Biosurfactants 12:00 - 14:00 -  The Amsterdam Innovation Awards Ceremony will take place at the Elicium - D203/D204. This recognises the winners of these prestigious awards, which attract...

Category 3 - Management, Training Solutions and Related Products

...nt, Training Solutions and Related Products: * Alpheios ExpertAtHand, Alpheios (This app for devices such as Google Glass makes it possible for a cleaning expert to look through the eyes of a cleaner on-site and communicate with them in real time) * ECMR, European Cleaning Machines Recycling (European Cleaning Machines Recycling is offering a t...

Truvox International

...both hard and soft floor coverings in a single pass, leaving them ready to walk on in minutes. A choice of brushes allows operatives to undertake normal cleaning, maintenance cleaning or intensive scrubbing, while the low noise levels emitted during operation, provide minimal disturbance for people using the building that is being cleaned. The m...

Anti-Vandal Air Freshener

...ilable across Marine, Floral, Citrus, Fruity, Designer & Oriental scents, there is plenty of choice for every location and setting. Oxy-Gen Powered innovator and manufacturer Fragrance Deliver Technologies offer product trials and white-label programmes. Fragrance Deliver Technologies was formed in 2007 with its operational headquarters i...

Immers-A-Clean

...ady to use with tap water and you can utilise it when you need. John Shanahan, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales, tells us that as well as these products, he and fellow Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales Operations, Syd Williams, will be on hand to discuss the Trio RX – an affordable, ultra-high FAC (Free Available Chlorine) cle...

Morclean Bin Wash and Lift

...rural round. Because the machine is built with the rural bin cleaner in mind, this means that the price of the Mono compared to the ‘twin’ range is cheaper, but there has been no compromise on the robustness. “Compared to our competitors, it is the best value bin-cleaning machine of its kind,” says Peter. T: 01246 4711...

Car Hygiene Plus

...er Tecnovap is launching the Car Hygiene Plus car wash system. This easy-to-use, practical self-service system incorporates a steam and vacuum feature for interior car cleaning that uses dry, saturated steam. As well as cleaning and sanitising, it eliminates fungus, bad smells, bacteria and dustmites.[TRIMTO] The system is aimed mainly at car wa...

Cleaning management and training solutions

...elp solve these issues. Finalist: Alpheios International – ExpertAtHand is an app for devices such as Google Glass that makes it possible for a cleaning expert to look through the eyes of the cleaners on-site and communicate with them in real time. Finalist: Hako – Hako-Fleet-Management-Solutions is a system designed to manage...

Alpheios ExpertAtHand wins the Visitor’s Choice Award

For the second time the Visitor’s Choice prize has been awarded to the nominee that is voted by ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam attendees, as the most innovative. With 39.9% of the votes, Alpheios ExpertAtHand won the Visitor’s Choice Award 2014. 

The 2014 International jury:

...ert at Skills Netherlands – The Netherlands; Dick van Zomeren: Industry Expert and Editor Service Management - The Netherlands; Ton van der Riet: Managing Director Senzora - The Netherlands. ...

Simplifying compliance with complicated regulations

...ou’ve just shown us has made our visit to Amsterdam worthwhile.” Selden’s new service is absolutely brilliant and I can’t imagine anyone not being impressed by it. We read about all the ‘red tape’ that’s strangling businesses everywhere and know that keeping up-to-date with changing regulations can be di...

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...es having too many stand visitors to look after at once and others, hanging around and trying to entice passers-by to come and talk to you about your products or services (it’s not considered professional to sit unless you’re with a customer) which makes your feet and legs ache even more than if you’re able to walk around. Plus it...

Truly eco-friendly, pre-dosed cleaning

...uo;Unfortunately, it looked rather like blood, so we’ve made it in blue – the second choice – and a pink version will be added to the range shortly.” Jon also told us that business is booming for him in Australia, South Africa and Asia. T: +44 (0)161 629 2120 E: info@soluclean.co.uk W: www.soluclean.co.uk ...

VAH certified product range now even bigger

...as public institutions and other areas in which infections may be transmitted. The Toucan Eco devices use the process of electrochemical activation of tap water and table salt to form a highly effective disinfectant/cleaner. Also certified to BS1276 and BS 13727, the fluids are produced cheaply and simply on the spot, where and when they are nee...

Vectair’s vibe - a fresh approach

...s there, unless you’re looking for it... T:  +44 (0)1256 319 500 E: (EMEA Head Office) emea.info@vectairsystems.com US Headquarters T:  901 373 7818 E: info@vectairsystems.com W: www.vectairsystems.com ...

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... discovered there, will help fill Cleanzine’s pages for weeks to come. For our part, we noticed a solid move towards sustainability with chemicals, machinery and consumables. We like that! A number of companies also launched some really useful apps so if you want to improve your standards of cleaning, streamline your training processes and...

Barnsley Norse wins £1.6 million Facilities Management contract

...national competition. We have made a major investment in new equipment to help deliver the best service possible and ensure the smooth run of the contract." 45 cleaning and caretaking staff will transfer to Barnsley Norse under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) This award is the latest in a series of major co...

Orbio innovation displaces traditional packaged chemicals with on-site, on-demand disinfecting, sanitising and cleaning solutions

...ils, including fats, proteins and organic oils. We learned that one satisfied user is Eurest Services, a division of the Compass Group, whose Green Seal-certified Green Cleaning Programme offers 'effective, environmentally-protective cleaning to minimise exposure of building occupants and Eurest employees to potentially hazardous chemical, biolo...

Nowhere left to hide for germs and bacteria - thanks to rim-free WC

...y sized bathroom, the Pro rimless WC from Laufen is quick and easy to clean, making it the ideal choice for not only domestic bathrooms, but for public facilities such as hotels and well frequented venues too. The rimless WC flushes powerfully and without splashing, whether it uses six and three, or 4.5 and three litres, with its minimal interna...

SCA and Tork participates in the Volvo Ocean Race

...al sectors such as restaurants, hotels, airports, healthcare, various industries and facilities service companies. "Tork provides away-from-home solutions and this is truly away from home," says Jenny. "Managing the challenging conditions of the race will result in unique learnings for critical business factors, such as teamwork and operations e...

Many new launches mark Premiere Products’ 90th birthday

...ng a lot more training to overseas distributors who needed to train users in the countries they serviced. Premiere’s Export Division was first established in the 1970’s and its first overseas markets were in Europe, Scandinavia and Africa. During the 1980’s its distributor network extended to include the Middle and Far East and in...

Unger: new products and prize draw to celebrate 50th birthday

... that help professionals clean more productively and safely, as well as offer superior customer service to both end users and distributors. Today, Unger is an international company with offices and manufacturing facilities in the US and Germany, and sales offices in the UK and France. Unger now provides innovative cleaning solutions to more than...

What a difference a decade (or two) makes!

...e process of product development and production, enables the company to offer a quick, flexible service while ensuring product excellence. Indeed, in 2012, the company received the international certification ISO14001 which recognises businesses' environmental management system. It was added to the company’s existing ISO9001 certification ...

Familiar face; unfamiliar location...

Although we’re used to seeing David Yli-Juuti, Tersano’s Vice President of European operations, at various exhibitions around the world, we’re not used to seeing Jackie Bromley, who’s pictured here next to the company’s Martin Booth. Jackie, who joined the company as sales director three months ago from Alexandra ...

Wecoline’s new free floor pad app prevents expensive mistakes

...ften. Finding out which pad to use is really worth the effort. “To be able to give good advice 24/7, Wecoline has developed the floor pad app. After answering just four simple questions, (floor surface, degree of dirt, type of machine being used, expected result) the user receives professional advice, supported by short films about the cor...

Ecover Professional: a well thought out relaunch

...ive is the new range that it is now ‘Cradle to Cradle Certified’; a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which assesses products to ensure they are safe for both human & environmental health, designed for future use cycles and created through sustainable manufacturing processes. Ecove...

Inpacs celebrates its 10thbirthday at the show

... compared to earlier editions. This confirms, once again, our assessment that our international services gain more and more importance for customers and that Inpacs is THE partner for both small and large businesses.” We understand that much of this success stems from the great support from Inpacs’ local Dutch member Hazet as well as...

Morclean proud to ship out to show's 25th Anniversary edition

...“More recently we are delighted to have sold bin wash machines to customers in such places as Iceland and Canada, and have just shipped machines to Australia. We are still actively looking for additional European and Worldwide distributors too.  “We're back in the Netherlands and Denmark between now and June, working with new cl...

Prevent Legionnaires this Summer

...equipment. Beyond the Air Intake Screen, Ecex also delivers a range of Legionella prevention services in conjunction with water storage tanks: * Downsizing tanks to reduce the amount of water stored * Installation of delayed action float valves to reduce volumes in existing tanks * Removal of storage where mains supply can match demand * Full...

Cleanall scales new heights!

Cleanall Services, one of the North West's fastest growing cleaning services companies, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious contract for high glass and vertical surfaces cleaning at the renowned Liverpool ONE shopping, residential and leisure destination. The successful tender is for more than 30 buildings and will e...

Aztec machines making their debut at Clean NZ

... only are Aztec machines rugged and high quality, they are also available at extremely affordable prices. "Combining the Aztec LowRider Burnisher, with its extremely efficiently bagged dust control, with ETC Gorilla Diamond pads, makes for unequalled productivity and long life performance," states Lesa. Designed for deep scrubbing and/or fast...

Think Hygiene, Think Pink

...e. Based in Southend-on-Sea, the newly formed company provides washroom products and hygiene services to businesses across London, Essex and the South East. Pink Hygiene's extensive range includes feminine hygiene disposal, water management services and washroom hygiene solutions. "Our aim is simple - to provide the best service in our indus...

Samsic strengthens UK presence with Regent rebranding

...gent Samsic's market offer has launched at www.regentsamsic.com. The Coventry-based company's services have been aggregated into a single brand presence, with increased prominence given to owner Groupe Samsic, reflecting the French giant's upscaled ambitions for the UK building support services marketplace. Foremost in the revision is the cent...

RCM performs at Urban Renewal day in Formigine

...nd the moulds from the War Memorial, erected in memory of those citizens of Formigine who had sacrificed their lives in a war that had started 100 years previously. Perhaps most surprising though, was the presentation of the Celerifero, "Which," says RCM "involves the citizen himself as the protagonist of virtuous and eco-friendly actions. "I...

A major coup for the NCCA

...ed out by high quality professionals working to government endorsed standards. The TrustMark service across all of its trades has an average of over 600,000 tradesmen's details displayed each month. All NCCA members who join TrustMark will now carry the TrustMark quality mark to give additional protection and reassurance to their customers, as w...

CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire less than six months away

... Russian cities since 1996. It is supported by Moscow's Government Department of Trade & Services. In 2014 the event will be held under brand 'CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire' and thus arranged with the participation of the Association of Italian Manufacturers and Distributors of Cleaning Equipment - AFIDAMP. Partners include the Russian Cleaning...

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services announces top tips to follow when considering a janitorial services company

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specialises in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning and construction site cleanup, shares some tips on how best to select a janitorial services company.[TRIMTO] "Every season brings new challenges when ...

Brothers Services grows and achieves important accreditations in the face of economic difficulties

... ethos of hard work, professionalism and dedication to delivering the highest level of customer service to our clients," says Company Director William Bazzani. "After securing government fund matching to the value of £10,000 during 2010, we invested in formal accreditation to further enhance our position within the industry." William says ...

A hat trick of awards for Chequers Contract Services

Chequers Contract Services prides itself on keeping schemes and properties for housing associations, offices, schools and other buildings spick and span but is now celebrating cleaning up in the recent Croydon Business Awards. The Croydon-based company walked away with three prizes - 'business of the year', 'best business for training & de...

Freudenberg Group sustains success in India

...g Matthias Grossmann, Regional Representative India of the Freudenberg Group and Chief Financial Officer of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, reported that the Group - which has a direct presence in 32 locations and employs 3,453 associates in India - had successfully withstood the challenging economic conditions in the region in 2013. Compared wi...

IFMA co-launches EU FM Coalition for FM public policy advocacy in Europe

... Mr. Ian van der Pool, President, Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) * Mr. Jim Whittaker, First Vice-Chair of the Board, IFMA * Mr. Jim Wise, PACE LLP * Mr. Tudor Trita, President, Romanian Facility Management Association (ROFMA) * Mr. R.M.D. (Ron) van der Weerd (EuroFM) www.eufm.org / www.ifma.org ...

Skyguard launches lone worker iPhone app at Safety & Health Expo 2014

Skyguard - Europe's personal safety service for lone workers, will be launching an iPhone version of its 'Skyguard for Smartphone' software at this year's Safety & Health Expo, being held at ExCeL London between 17 - 19th June. The app, which converts an iPhone into a fully functional personal safety device, is an expansion of Skyguard's r...

Viva!E continuous air freshener gains Carbon Footprint Endorsement

...ntly less waste. With refills lasting 60+ days factors such as warehouse storage, transport and service intervals, all of which are reduced, were also taken into consideration. Viva!E is safe to store and transport as it is not a pressurized can and does not contain any toxic or hazardous components. Building Managers wanting to provide a fresh ...

PDI leads infection prevention innovation with 'Champions for Change' at APIC 2014

...and Refill system is designed to address the infection prevention requirements of environmental services professionals (EVS). The Sani-Cloth Pail and Refill contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Each wipe contains the proper concentration of disinfectant, reducing labour time and compliance issues associated with mixing or me...

Chewing gum: a lesson in easy removal

...tanding results that were achieved. Clemas & Co provided us with a quick, easy and friendly service." Our image shows the machine in use, to remove gum from the pavements in a town centre. T: 01684 850777 E: info@clemas.co.uk W: www.clemas.co.uk ...

Grosvenor Services extends premium retail cleaning expertise with Bicester Village

Bicester Village, one of the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe, has selected specialist premium retail cleaning contractor, Grosvenor Services to provide the high standard of care required for this popular, luxury shopping destination. More than 130 spacious boutiques within Bicester Village, set in the beautiful Oxfor...

Gesture Recognition and Touch-Less Sensing market worth $22.04 billion by 2020

...s, and Hand Dryer for sanitary equipment and Fingerprint, Iris Recognition, Face Recognition, and Voice Recognition for touch-less biometrics. The application segmentation of the market covers all the major applications such as consumer electronics, healthcare, retail, automobile and others (automation and home appliances) in detail. One of t...

Polymer Group acquires Providencia

...n of Providencia creates opportunities for both companies to explore products, technologies and services to better meet customers' needs through an unbeatable combination of innovation, quality and service. Providencia will immediately begin operating under the PGI brand name. "Providencia has built a strong business on its commitment to long-te...

Joint project will tackle healthcare infections

...ists, physicians, engineers, researchers, regulatory experts and entrepreneurs in the biomedical devices and materials space that routinely work with companies and inventors in product development, strategy and long-range planning. "We are pleased to support this initiative because we have confidence it could provide an impetus in addressing a s...

Advanced hygiene sensor technology improves health at New Cross Hospital

... status at a glance. Clare says this reporting capability is supporting accurate costing for service provisions, predicting and planning for future staffing levels, and informed dialogue with Trust commissioners. "The system also makes the hospital more efficient," Clare says, because "there is no longer a need to walk around to see if tasks ...

Agaia, Al Daa'ma sign exclusive distribution agreement for Evolve

...Evolve's patented technology, it is no longer necessary for commercial or retail consumers to sacrifice the power of traditional, often toxic cleaners to have a clean, toxic-free environment. Evolve provides the best of both worlds -- superior cleaning and all-natural safety. Al Daa'ma Corporation is a privately held, Saudi Arabian company, with...

Legionella Control International opens new office to handle growing London/South East Region cases

...t company Legionella Control International has thrown open the doors of its brand new Kemp House office in a move that correlates with recent statistics indicating that London and the South East are burdened with the nation's highest number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease.[TRIMTO] The new office will offer clients a full range of leg...

Final countdown to Facilities Show

...aintenance, waste management, pest control, vending, security, interior design, catering, IT and office supplies. "The show is 20% bigger this year and that alone is a bellwether for the industry," says Fergus Bird, Group Event Manager, UBM Live. "The demand for education and networking remains as strong as ever; we have seen this evidenced b...

Clean NZ 2014 boasts record numbers at most successful exhibition yet

...seminar programme, Clean NZ 2014 was also the scene of 'co-located' events including a Building Service Contractors of NZ (BSCNZ) board meeting and an ISS Facility Services' in-house management conference. The educational seminars and workshops were well attended, with a few stand-out sessions on employment, infection control and business soluti...

Greyland wins Caterbar supplier award

...ial and industrial cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has been commended for their supply service at the first ever Caterbar Supplier Awards. Held at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne on 12th June, the award, from one of the leading nationwide catering and bar equipment distributors, recognises the great strides that Greyland takes in...

RLJ Equity Partners, acquires EnviroVac Holdings

...its acquisition of EnviroVac Holdings, a premier provider of industrial cleaning, environmental services and on-site maintenance support, throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast Regions.[TRIMTO] EnviroVac utilises state-of-the-art equipment to provide industrial vacuuming, hydroblasting, watercutting and inspection services for customers who par...

Research finds human sweat can reduce bacteria defences in hospitals and schools

...after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to scientists at the University of Leicester. While copper found in everyday brass items such as door handles and water taps has an antimicrobial effect on bacteria and is widely used to prevent the spread of disease, Dr John Bond, OBE, from the University of Leicester's Department o...

One in five businesses don't know if their website is optimised for mobile use

A third of UK based businesses are yet to develop their website to work on mobile devices, whilst a further fifth simply 'don't know' whether their website is mobile ready or not. According to a new report, released this month by a catalogue marketing specialist, 34% of UK businesses haven't taken the necessary steps to ensure their website is ...

ISSA and The Building Futures Group to begin joint initiatives

...are very pleased to formalise our commitment to work with the ISSA, and in doing so enhance our service offering to our cleaning industry members," said Sarah Bentley, CEO of The Building Futures Group. "We have identified that greater scrutiny in the issue of sustainability and increased regulation is likely to have a major impact on the cleaning ...

Control of Norovirus outbreaks in areas of potential infection

...ng and after an outbreak, and the effectiveness of decontamination should be evaluated by health officers. The Hygiena SystemSure test procedure is swift, provides a Pass/Caution/Fail result and can be undertaken by personnel after only minimal training. Previous research on outbreaks of Norovirus (including on cruise ships), have inadequately d...

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...thing. I have one question. This is Europe. Where on earth are the ‘Health & Safety Police’? Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page.  www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  You can also follow us on Twitter  @cleanzine Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Grosvenor Services hosts Dublin conference to promote exceptional pan-European FM

Grosvenor Services, which specialises in facilities management, security and cleaning in Ireland and the UK, has this week hosted a conference in Dublin promoting partnership in pan-European facilities management. The National Directors Conference was attended by directors of businesses from 15 countries which make up the European Customer Syn...

i+DCS cleans the new Bristol 'Super hospital'

...s), the specialist healthcare division of CK Group provides deep cleaning and infection control services for NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, clinics, and nursing homes using specialised equipment for bed frame decontamination, ultrasonic immersion for patient equipment, air management of wards and isolation rooms, zone control matting, and microfi...

Brayborne expands contract cleaning business into facilities services

...0 employed staff operating on daily and specialist cleaning contracts across southern England in offices, shopping centres and schools, has announced that it is expanding its business into facilities services to meet the demand from customers for a broader range of services from one trusted source. With nearly 30 years' experience in delivering ...

Soapbox: One way to avoid negative restaurant reviews online

...ictures, but this will become an increasingly important consideration for restaurateurs. Foodservice business owners need to be fully aware of this network of reviews and critiques of their restaurants online. Some tools have been launched that can even allow owners and (for larger organisations) their marketing teams to monitor online commentar...

Raising the bar on food safety cleaning products in China

...ality and food production, supervision of imported and exported food products, food inspection practices and food hygiene. Taking the changing regulatory environment into account, Kline is launching a new report entitled 'Food Safety Cleaning Products in China: Market Analysis & Opportunities'. The report will provide an overview of the food...

Health & safety for an ageing workforce

...th jobs in the UK has smashed through the one million barrier. According to research from the Office for National Statistics, the number of over-65s in work is now at the highest level since records began in 1992, with almost one in 10 people in this age group now employed. Of those 615,000 are men and 388,000 women. In recent years Slingsby,...

Reaching out to a new generation of cleaning professionals

...orting and promoting professionalism in the cleaning industry, which provides such an essential service to businesses and organisations across every sector, is something to which the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is wholly committed. As it continues into its 42nd year, the Company is now seeking to expand its membership to ensure...

Improving supply chain communication

...e and compare with their own situations of use. Laura Portugal (DUCC), Sophie Mathieu (AISE), Janice Robinson (CEPE) and Irene Ca-as Sierra (Eurometaux) shared their experiences on the development and implementation of use maps. Laure-Anne Carton de Tournai (ECHA) presented ideas for refining the existing sector use maps: improving their form...

ISS to become facility services provider for Swisscom

...Swiss telecom provider, has chosen ISS Switzerland as its new provider of facilities management services throughout Switzerland from 1st January 2015, following a tender process. ISS will be taking over both infrastructure and technical facilities management for an overall portfolio comprising approximately 90 office buildings and 1,000 operatio...

A breath of fresh air for China's baby pandas

...ng innovative indoor air quality solutions for a wide range of applications, including offices, schools, homes, hospitals and other critical environments in more than 70 countries worldwide. T: +41 (0)71 / 844 08 44 W: www.iqair.com ...

IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo is earlier this year and better than ever

...needs and expectations. * Leading & Bleeding Edge: Highlights visionary FM concepts and practices. * Management Skills: Focuses on soft skills for those who want to perfect their management style. * Performance: Highlights best practices from world-class organisations and individuals. Three master classes will also be offe...

Building Futures Group announces wide range of initiatives to support UK cleaning industry

...arning programmes - 4,000 free level 2 training places - Over 1,100 free or subsidised apprenticeships for cleaning employers - Rounds 1 and 2 of the Sector Priority Fund programmes in Wales which have benefited 150 employers and over 500 candidates, many of whom were part of the cleaning industry - The continued delivery of f...

SCA floats its joint venture in Australia

...s and AFH tissue, respectively. These two brands will continue to be owned by SCA but will be licensed to Asaleo Care for sales of products under these brands in Australasian markets. T: +46 (0)8 788 51 00 E: info@sca.com W: www.sca.com ...

The Bin Wash City: providing a viable solution to a dirty problem

...p;manufacturer can now provide a quieter, more efficient system. "Operators can market their service as truly green, which we feel is a first in the market place," said Peter. "Setting this aside, everyone in the community benefits from less noise and pollution on their own doorstep." The City offers a fuel saving - and little ma...

Julius Rutherfoord formally agrees to be a Living Wage leader

...g specialist, following its decision to work with the Foundation under its Recognised Service Provider programme. Employees working at Julius Rutherfoord's head office receive a minimum hourly London Living Wage Rate of £8.80 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.31. The Living Wage is an ...

New British Safety Council health, safety and environmental qualifications available globally

... and student materials provided, and the qualifications are assessed though a multiple-choice examination that can be either taken online or on paper. Online examination results are available immediately and the results of paper-based examinations are issued within two working days. Certificates follow by post also within t...

GBM Scotland expands to £10m with acquisition of Eclipse Contract Cleaning

GBM, the business support services group, has bought Eclipse Contract Cleaning to further strengthen its business in Scotland; the acquisition, will take GBM Scotland's annual revenue to around £10m.[TRIMTO] As an established contract cleaning company, Eclipse provides a wide range of contract cleaning services to clients a...

Service Management 3.0 - the next generation of service

If all companies effectively compete on service, the key differentiator then lies in the service management model and the ability to execute it. A new publication from ISS outlines how the traditional models and themes are no longer sufficient and that future focus should be on the service delivery system and the power of the&...

SteriBin fights harmful bacteria

...with their hands. The sleek and smooth design allows integral labelling with no hidden holes or crevices where dirt and germs can collect. The unit even has wheels and a pull along handle for easy transit to central collection points... Other features: * A bagless option is available for the single lid bin. A washable plastic liner can be inc...

The unlikely place that says a lot about your restaurant

...adults it surveyed had left a place of business because the washroom smelled like urine. Foodservice businesses in particular should therefore be aware of the importance of keeping high standards of cleaning across areas like public washrooms. People visiting dirty washrooms, if not disgusted enough by the experience to leave for that reason alo...

West Berkshire Community Hospital - complex by nature

By their very nature, hospital service infrastructures can be complex, incorporating legislative and innovative ways of providing services at best value. Corporate change over the last few recessionary years has also impacted this structure at hospitals such as West Berkshire Community Hospital. The Hospital provides healthcare services to ove...

Truvox International has moved premises

... in Hedge End, in the east of the city, are easily accessible by road, rail or air. They include office space, product demonstration areas and production lines for the Orbis, Solaris and Hydromist Compact ranges, in a facility covering 18,600 sq.ft in total. The building has been stripped out internally and refitted, creating a bespoke environme...

Masslinn cloth system helps NHS Trust

...systems." Weston Area Health NHS Trust provides a range of acute and rehabilitation hospital services as well as some community health services to residents of North Somerset. Jigsaw Cleaning Systems has the sole UK distribution rights for Masslinn cloths in the UK and supplies to a range of NHS organisations. T: 01772 73493 E: brian.boll...

Morclean opens European hub and service centre

Morclean is now operating from a European hub and service centre in the Netherlands. The distribution hub, which opened on 1st July 2014, has been established to sell, service and distribute the company's new range of trailer mounted bin washing machines throughout Europe. Sited about one hour from Rotterdam, the outlet will also provide after...

Incentive FM adds key contract to fast growing shopping centre portfolio

...centre including responsibility for all cleaning, waste, security and mechanical and electrical services. The 50 strong facilities management team will transfer to Incentive FM under TUPE. "Our solutions for shopping centres deliver benefits through a more efficient use of staff, innovative technology and the streamlining of invoicing and accoun...

American Water Chemicals, delivers antiscalant to world's largest water reuse reverse osmosis plant

... an international company dedicated to providing clients with superior membrane water treatment services and products such as RO antiscalants, RO cleaning chemicals and MF/UF cleaning chemicals. AWC has helped oitsur clients worldwide to reduce their operating costs, eliminate acid dosing and reduce the frequency of membrane cleanings. 813-246-5...

Competitive edge is sharpened at Britaniacrest Recycling

...s, established in 1993 to provide an affordable and professional skip hire and waste management service in West Sussex and East Surrey. Their large site now caters for householders, commercial and retail operations of all sizes, utility companies and multinational corporations. A complete range of waste materials is processed by the plant whe...

REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Record rise in starting salaries as permanent candidate availability plummets

... to boost the UK skills base for the long-term." Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services at KPMG, comments: "Once again employers seem ready to 'splash the cash' in what appears to be a desperate attempt to lure skilled staff from competitors. Yet despite offering starting salaries at a rate that has not been seen during the surv...

Conquering cockroaches

Proper cleaning is the most effective step restaurant and foodservice facilities can take to help prevent a cockroach infestation, according to George Botta with J S Pest Control, Las Vegas. However, he argues, restaurants should be more than cleaned... they should be sanitised. "Cleaning involves removing dirt or debris.. but sanitising ac...

TC facilities management extends FM service into two more Tesco DCs.

Effective 14th July, TC facilities management will manage the cleaning, catering and security services in Tesco's Livingston & Widnes Distribution Centres. This builds upon TC's recent successes with Tesco Avonmouth DC, in the South West and Middleborough DC in the North East.[TRIMTO] These wins see the privately owned facilities company d...

SCA to endorse its customer and consumer brands globally

... company and as a solid, and trustworthy brand." Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications, explains further, saying: “Our ambition is to increase the awareness and perception of SCA. By connecting SCA and its customer and consumer brands, the information to our stakeholders gets even m...

Newly opened European Logistics Centre brings Kaivac closer to its customers

...rnational Business Manager. "When they can reduce a team of 4 people to clean restrooms in an office building and do the same work with just one person in half the time, these are real benefits that can't be ignored. "It is this type of result that is driving Kaivac growth in Europe and the Middle East." Kaivac continues to look for new di...

Global Water & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019, TechSci Research Study, now available

...r sector of the market. TechSci Research is a global market research and consulting company with offices in Canada, the UK and India. T: Canada: +1-646-360-1656 T: India: +91-120-452-3900 W: www.techsciresearch.com ...

Nviro raises money for neurological charity 'The Rainbow Centre' at fun quiz night

...z night and hog roast buffet at the Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea, which provided the venue and services free of charge. Quiz prizes were donated by a number of local companies, including Southern Windows, Hoopers Services, Ceris Burns International, Bunzl and Krispy Kreme Portsmouth. "The evening was an amazing success, giving people the chance to...

European Tissue Symposium to present at ISSA/Interclean Istanbul 2014

...rm air dryers or high velocity air dryers," he concludes. Keith Baker, ISSA Director of EMEA Services says: "The soft tissue sector plays a crucial and valuable role in our industry and I am personally delighted that Roberto Berardi has agreed to speak at the inaugural conference in Istanbul. I know the attendees will be interested in his presen...

Swiftclean welcomes changes to duct cleaning standard

Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean Building Services, and a member of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Steering Committee responsible for TR/19, has welcomed its recently unveiled changes. The new TR/19 (Second Edition 2013) guidance document: Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, brings TR/19 in ...

Cromwell goes for a new line up

...rom 'Coral' entry level liners for light duty use, to the 'Oyster' range, which includes a dozen choices of heavy duty bags in assorted colours and capacities. The premium 'Pearl' range of extra white liners, includes draw-tape swing bin liners and a versatile T-shirt style (vest type) liner with tie handles, suitable for gym/swim kit use or as...

Latest FSA public attitudes tracker results, reveal greater concerns about hygiene

...the use of additives in food products (28%). The top wider food issues of total concern were food prices (51%), the amount of sugar in food (48%), and the amount of salt in food (47%).[TRIMTO] Almost half (49%) of respondents reported total concern about food safety in UK restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways; there is no obvious trend across w...

How to go from toddler to teenager in online marketing

...likely to get customers through the door.  In turn, a business that gives its customers a voice will get them through the door and ensure they return time and time again. Your online identity says a lot about your business, so make the most of it with these top tips. Claim your page More businesses have entries on review websites than...

French university students' waterproof toilet tissue dispenser wows competition judges

...team of five students from ENSAM University in Paris, was declared the winner. Offered with a choice of two different attachment solutions: a suction pad or a hook, the dispenser is made from a soft, lightweight and impact-resistant material that keeps the toilet tissue free from humidity through the use of silica gel. It has been developed into...

Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilised to fight hunger

...food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition during the global site services provider's annual Servathon in April and May. Altogether, Sodexo employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local community members have enough food to eat.[TRIMTO] Every year for the past 10 years, Stop Hunger's Servathon has...

Nviro's Isle of Wight Council cleaning contract extended by three years

...d the results it has already achieved for the council, having provided cleaning and maintenance services for a large number of its buildings for the last five years. The contract - which will run for three years, with an option to continue for a further two - sees Nviro providing daily cleaning services at a variety of locations including museum...

JLL awards In Depth contract to clean and maintain seven Honeywell aerospace sites

Cleaning and soft FM specialist, In Depth Managed Services, has been awarded a two-year contract worth £400k to clean and maintain seven aerospace sites for Honeywell. The contract has been awarded through global financial and professional services firm, JLL, which has named In Depth as its preferred cleaning and maintenance supplier.[TRIMT...

REC JobsOutlook: Jobs boom at risk from growing skills shortages

UK employers are twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year and many intend to take on more staff in coming months. But this jobs boom could be at risk from growing skills shortages, according to July's JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation), released yesterday. According to employers ...

Kier continues the fight against litter in Essex

...; removing fly-tips, graffiti and fly-posting; street sweeping, and cleaning street furniture - services provided by Kier Harlow. Kier got involved in the Passmore project after being contacted by the Academy about the community day, which involved pupils litter picking, asking if they could provide pickers, bags and gloves. "We were very please...

Study provides new perspective on concept of HAIs

...s use of antibiotics, we make painstaking efforts to ensure our staff and healthcare providers practice hand hygiene, we prompt testing of symptomatic patients, and we conduct vigorous cleaning of rooms with special cleaning agents known to kill C. diff when patients with the infection are identified." Kaiser Permanente can conduct transformatio...

Portable 'Natural Cleaner' sanitises rooms in 30 minutes

...e that will sanitise and restore air quality in every living and working area. Hotels, homes, offices, schools, factories, restaurants, coffee houses and clubs, toilets and washrooms, keep fit centres, surgeries, waiting rooms - these are just a few places where the unit will make a noticeable impact. The ENC7Plus helps to prevent the spread ...

Dirty cars cost cash

...cars' video is available to view at www.autoglym.com Produced by industry experts, it contains advice on the correct cleaning procedure for all aspects of your car or van allowing you to achieve excellent results, quickly and easily. Established in 1965, Autoglym developed a reputation for high quality products in the world of automotive care ...

NACD comments on FDA's Sanitary Food Transportation Proposal

... vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. In its comments, NACD expressed support for the FDA's exclusion of shelf-stable packaged foods from the requirements under the proposed rule. Stated NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Je...

Indian Railways outsources mechanised cleaning at 12 ECR stations

...ntractors at 12 East Central Railway stations. The contractors will not only carry out cleaning services, but will provide basic amenities to passengers too.[TRIMTO] Arvind Rajak, ECR’s chief public relations officer, told Times of India that cleaning work will be carried out at Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Raxaul, Bettiah, Sitamarhi, ...

ISSA and CIRI announce improvements to the Clean Standard

...dard’s quantitative and qualitative measurement tools have been used by schools, cleaning service contractors, distributors, and others in the commercial cleaning marketplace as a way of evaluating and improving their cleaning processes. In addition, certification and training programmes have developed around the Clean Standard, such as the p...

Spotless Cleaning Solutions reminds us of the importance of emergency cleaning services

...icult to get it right. Hiring an expert solution provider that offers exceptional emergency services, is recommended. “Emergency cleaning services are crucial in preventing the premises from disaster,” says the company. “The damage can worsen at any time and ignoring the issues will only exacerbate them. Often the worst aff...

Invest in the best – for strength and success

...ial. Unger’s HiFlo nLite system currently features water fed poles and extensions in a choice of five different materials – aluminium, glass fibre, hybrid (a mixture of carbon fibre and glass fibre), 100% carbon fibre, or HiMod carbon (5% lighter than regular carbon fibre with greater stiffness and rigidity). www.ungerglobal.com...

We have mail: tattoos

...icular your leisure activities and all that goes with it. I am not at all surprised at your choice of leisure entertainment, garb and personal decoration. All strength to you. With regards to the tattoo issue, I totally agree that employers must have the right to protect their businesses and as a result their staff in general provided of co...

BICSc upgrades training programme

...uirement within the industry have been included. “CPSS version 2.0 takes into account practices in the cleaning industry that have changed over time, reflecting both the cleaning task and the cleaning operative,” explains BICSc Head of Education & Qualification, Maureen Kelso. “The changes are based on health & safety a...

CK Group on schedule to complete Bart’s Hospital builders clean this Autumn

...to help achieve all goals. T: 0208 659 6748
 F: 0208 659 6780
 E:  enquiries@ckgroupservices.com W: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary cleaning to be brought back in house

Hospital cleaning services at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are going to be brought back in house as part of the ongoing fight against superbugs - despite the facility’s inspection reports showing that the hospital has consistently scored well and cases of MRSA have almost been eradicated, reports the Edinburgh Evening News .[TRIMTO] Th...

Five steps to safer kitchen floors

...cording to the National Floor Safety Institute in the US, each year more than three million foodservice employees are injured as a result of slip and fall accidents. Further, it is estimated that these accidents cost the foodservice industry more than $2 billion each year, and this number is rising by 10% every year. Just imagine what the global fi...

Leader

... take their things home with them and too lazy to put them in a bin. I so wish there were litter police around at times like this! Help is afoot though. A recent Guardian newspaper article talks of the launch of a ‘biodegredible’ cup – one you can eat once you’ve finished your drink! And if you don’t like the idea o...

Nyco launches OM1 Series: first I & I brand using Omnia high-performance solvent

...s and private branded chemicals used in the sanitary maintenance, healthcare, hospitality, food service, industrial, institutional and other cleaning markets. Founded in 1920, Nyco is a co-founding member of ChemBlend International, a strategic alliance of specialty chemical blenders in North America. T: 800-752-4754 W: www.nycoproducts.com ...

Antimicrobial bin liners make their debut

...arch among our cleaning and janitorial distributor network showed a real need for a competitively priced product and also meets our quality and sustainability standards," says James Lee, Cromwell's managing director. "We are confident that Sansafe liners more than adequately meet this brief." T: 01977 686868 W: www.cromwellpolythene.co.uk ...

Focus on hand hygiene stimulates growth in the global hand sanitisers market, says new report

...ses through hand-to-mouth or hand-to-hand contact underscores the need for better hand hygiene practices. Hand sanitisers are easy to use and do not require the rinsing of hands - and therefore are expected to promote compliance with hygiene practices. Hand sanitisers are growing in popularity as a result of rising consumer awareness, increasing...

WFBSC Congress 2016 to consider our industry's enrichment of people's lives

...nd cleaning that create rich life', the 21st World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors will be held in Tokyo from 4th to 7th April 2016 [TRIMTO], writes our good friend Alan Hardcastle, of the Australian-based Inclean magazine ( www.incleanmag.com.au ). Hosted by the Japan Building Maintenance Association, the Congre...

ISS selected as strategic partner in five European countries by BASF

...elected as a strategic partner by global chemicals giant BASF, to deliver integrated facilities services in five European countries: Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. Under the agreement, ISS is taking over responsibility for onsite cleaning, facilities management, building maintenance, mailroom, landscaping and related services...

ISSA & BBS announce September CIMS Certification training workshop

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association & BBS (BICS Business Services) has this week announced details of its second 'Industry Certification Expert' training workshop. These workshops form an integral part of ISSA's acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) which launched in the UK and Ireland earlier this year. The w...

Morclean wins national 'green' award for Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine

...peted against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, will be presented with a trophy and certificate by Miss UK Green Queen at a glittering ceremony in The Houses of Parliament on 10th November 2014. As a result of this Green Apple Award success, Morclean has been invited to have its winning pa...

VTEQ tracks fleet efficiency

...systems. Whether assisting with managed cloud computing, penetration testing, visualisation services or more, the Nottingham-based company has built an enviable reputation. For expertise in fleet automation, it called in the specialists: MileageCount, a service from The Fuel Card Group. "Our cars are constantly on the road, as our consultant...

ISS UK signs up to kick off new cup recycling scheme

...in, as well as beverage and hospitality outlets, with a cost-efficient collection and recycling service that will reduce operating costs and improve environmental credentials. The Founding Members of the scheme will include ISS UK, national retailer John Lewis Partnership, festival events management company Festival Republic and catering firm Ba...

WoolSafe announces third UK Educational Conference

...tage of British carpet making, the WoolSafe Educational Conference is open to WoolSafe members and licensees, industry partners, friends and associates. For further information on the event schedule: T: 01943 850 817 E: info@woolsafe.org W: www.woolsafeacademy.org ...

Building Futures Group launches national campaign to attract youth to cleaning and FM sectors

...rves to highlight the detrimental effect the entire economy could experience without such vital services. Sarah Bentley, CEO of The Building Futures Group, explains: "Facilities management is a much-overlooked career option. Many people simply don't understand what it entails. Good facilities managers are absolutely central to successful organis...

National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US

...ghten awareness about the importance of food safety education. It offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals and will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and sanitising, cross-contamination, time-temperature control, personal hygiene and allergens. "In honour of National Food Safety Month celebr...

Trojan Battery appoints OLIS master distributor for Iceland

... manufacturer Trojan Battery Company, has named Ol's as a master distributor of Trojan batteries in Iceland. Ol's is the country's major battery distributor and will supply products to both the business and consumer marketplaces. Ol's supports a variety of applications and industries in Iceland, such as floor cleaning, plant maintenance, warehou...

Global rubber gloves market to see demand shift, says a 2014 research report

...lobal Rubber Gloves Market Report: 2014 Edition' research report warns that volatile raw material price, changing wage policies in Malaysia and currency fluctuations could hamper the growth of the rubber glove market. It says that glove manufacturers have started long term projects with buyers, which could reduce the financial losses that occur due...

We have Mail: The British Cleaning Council responds to the EHRC report into the cleaning sector; saying: "a good initiative, but the methodology could have been better"

The BCC is the voice of the cleaning industry and welcomes any initiative that seeks to raise standards in the cleaning sector. In this respect we do welcome the EHRC's work, as highlighting malpractice gives all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss these issues in an open forum. Where the Council does have concerns is with the methodology ...

Brayborne wins school cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years

Brayborne Facilities Services has won eight new cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years, in schools across the south of England, strengthening the company's presence in the specialist education sector. The cleaning contracts are for schools across Hampshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire including Secondary and Primary...

ACI: Analysis on antibacterial ingredient safety misses the mark on accuracy

...ey found are extremely small and are excreted from the body," argues Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Associate Vice President of Environmental Safety. "There's a wide margin of safety between these levels and the levels deemed unsafe based on standard safety evaluation. "The weight of evidence supports the conclusion that these ingredients are not causing a...

Brayborne welcomes recommendations of EHR report

Brayborne Facilities Services, has welcomed the recommendations of the Equalities & Human Rights Commission in its report published last week, 'The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practice in the Cleaning Sector' and has joined the call for improved working conditions and employment rights for cleaning operatives. The report, part of a proj...

Business growth funding available through voucher scheme

...mall businesses that are holding back on investing in growth and encourage them to seek external advice. One of the key findings in Lord Young's 'Growing your Business' report of 2013 was that small businesses that use external help are more likely to grow. As the name suggests, Growth Vouchers are vouchers that small business owners can put tow...

Bio-Productions rebrands for a clean, fresh finish

...across the entire Bio-Productions product range to position the company more firmly as a leading choice in ecological cleaning products. An integral part of the branding development is a new 'Tried, Tested, Trusted', strapline and quality mark which both support and reflect the company's high-quality and ethical approach. 'Tried' reflects the mu...

EHRC finds firms are failing to protect key rights of cleaning workers

... made up of women, migrant and older workers. While the Commission found many examples of good practice in employment and working conditions, many cleaners spoke of being 'invisible' - the 'lowest of the low', being spoken to rudely and treated badly compared to other employees. Significant numbers of cleaners said they received no support when ...

Midland Paper Products launches the new Esfina Carry Pack

... by a variety of industry organisations, and the sector is almost swamped, and often confused by choice. "Against this background, Midland Paper is very pleased to announce the Carry Pack, which brings with it real business advantage in the form of product that actually makes life easier for the end user." The Esfina Carry Pack delivers funct...
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